Twitter Consider's Removing 'Like' Button in the Name of 'Healthy Conversation'

  • 2018-10-29
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Twitter Consider's Removing 'Like' Button in the Name of 'Healthy Conversation'
By Andrew Mager (originally posted to Flickr as Jack Dorsey) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Twitter is considering a big change in the name of "healthy conversation."

The network may soon be getting rid of the iconic heart-shaped "like" button on the hypothesis that it reduces the quality of conversation on the platform.

USA Today has more:

The social network has been looking at getting rid of the heart-shaped button as a way to improve debate on the platform, Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey said.

A company co-founder, Dorsey last week said at a Twitter event that the network would be getting rid of the "Like" button “soon,” according to the British daily The Telegraph.

Twitter did not offer a definitive statement Monday on the future of the feature, which replaced the star-shaped "Favorite" button three years ago.

"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," the company said on its communications team's Twitter feed Monday. "We are in the early stages of the work and have no plans to share right now."

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