It may be an A/B test, or Twitter may actually be following Periscope’s lead and switching permanently from the Mario-style star to hearts all the way down.

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Twitter appears to have made a cheeky little change to its Android app, for some users at least. The familiar ‘star’ icon for favorites has disappeared in favor of a heart.

Twitter for Android swaps the Favorites star for a heart… for some people at least

Manu on Twitter flagged the change up to me…

@brokenbottleboy I’m seeing a change in my @twitter android app, with hearts instead of stars. Is this a thing now? pic.twitter.com/Nk0Ck076rH

— Manu (@manuisfunny) June 17, 2015

…and a quick search found a smattering of others reporting the same:

Am I going mad or have twitter changed the Fav Stars to Hearts on android?

— Magnus Jamieson (@Magnus_Jamieson) June 17, 2015

Woah woah woah. Twitter on Android now using hearts instead of stars for faves?? pic.twitter.com/9Rv0y1DohP

— Erik Burgess (@burgessanthem) June 17, 2015

Wait… favorites are now hearts in the Twitter android app, over stars? Confused feelings. Love is more commitment than Favorite.

— Joshua Francis (@DopplerInteract) June 17, 2015

It may be an A/B test, or Twitter may actually be following Periscope’s lead and switching permanently from the Mario-style star to hearts all the way down.

I’ve obviously contacted Twitter to see what it has to say.

Thanks again to Manu for the tip. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @TheNextWeb

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