Twitter introduced the “like” button under the message


LOS ANGELES, November 3. Microblogging service Twitter introduced the so-called Laiki, giving users the ability to select suitable message, clicking on the special icon in the form of a heart. About the changes the American company announced via their official blog.

The like button has replaced the asterisk, which allowed users of the social network add entry “add to favorites”.

“The icon with the image of a star has sometimes been hit by new users confused, said the company. Heart, in turn, acts as a universal symbol, which is reflected in a variety of languages, cultures and time zones”.

Social network Twitter was created in 2006. It unites more than 500 million users worldwide, about 300 million of which are active, and is among most visited resources in the Internet. The company’s revenue in 2014 amounted to $1.4 billion, net loss of $577 million.