In November, Twitter changed stars and favorites into hearts and likes on its popular social networking service. Until then, the star icon allowed users to select tweets as favorites. But the company deemed that to be confusing especially to new users. And so, the star was superseded by the heart icon and favorites were changed to likes.
The change took effect right away on Twitter’s official apps on its supported platforms, including iOS and Mac. But in line with it, third-party Twitter clients were required to reflect the move from stars and favorites to hearts and likes as well.
Goodbye, stars and favorites
Now, one of the most popular third-party Twitter clients, Tweetbot by Tapbots, has been updated with the expected icon and action modifications, along with a number of other changes.
Both Tweetbot for iOS and Tweetbot for Mac have been updated accordingly: the star icon has been replaced with a new heart icon and favorites has been renamed likes. “They still behave exactly like they always have,” Tapbots notes, “just think of it as a quick coat of paint to better match Twitter’s display guidelines.”
In relation to this change, likes can now also be selected to be displayed in the side column on iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPad.
Hello, more improvements
Aside from changing stars and favorites to hearts and likes, the latest updates to Tweetbot for iOS and Tweetbot for Mac bring a number of other improvements.
On iOS, the lists of trends are now truncated to smaller sets, mute filters can now be shared again by long-pressing on the filters tab, and retweets from unfollowed accounts are no longer shown on the timeline.
Tweetbot for iOS has also been updated with Russian localization and various fixes, including ones for an issue that causes the app to slow down with a large number of direct messages and another that makes unblocking some users impossible.
On Mac, the following tweaks have been applied: