Twitter to soon remove the ‘Like’ button
Twitter is reportedly removing the ‘Like’ button so that the quality of debate improves on the platform.tech Updated: Oct 30, 2018 13:56 IST
Twitter has confirmed it was considering removing the heart-shaped ‘Like’ button after its CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that he was not a fan and would be getting rid of it “soon”.
After The Telegraph first reported about this on Monday, the micro-blogging platform said they were rethinking about the ‘Like’ button but it will not “happen soon”.
“As we’ve been saying for a while, we are rethinking everything about the service to ensure we are incentivising healthy conversation, that includes the like button. We are in the early stages of the work and have no plans to share right now,” tweeted @TwitterComms.
As we've been saying for a while, we are rethinking everything about the service to ensure we are incentivizing healthy conversation, that includes the like button. We are in the early stages of the work and have no plans to share right now. https://t.co/k5uPe5j4CW— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) October 29, 2018
The feature was introduced in 2015 to replace the star-shaped button “favourites”.
Brandon Borrman, Vice President of Twitter communications, also said it is not happening soon.
“Short story on ‘Like’. We’ve been open that we’re considering it. Jack even mentioned it in front of the US Congress. There’s no timeline. It’s not happening a ‘soon’,” he also tweeted.
Twitter users, however, were not happy with the development, saying the “Like” button allowed them to support others and offer solidarity.
People: Twitter add edit button plskthx.— Oascany (@Oascany) October 30, 2018
Twitter: We're removing the like button!
Literally everyone: pic.twitter.com/CFpn69INFF
If twitter removes the like button, how are we supposed to win arguments? Smh 😤— EvinEdits (@evinedits) October 30, 2018
if twitter removes the like button where else would I receive my daily dose of validation ???— Jords (@jordshenry) October 30, 2018
First Published: Oct 30, 2018 13:41 IST