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Twitter Kills The "Favourite" Button And The Internet Goes Into Meltdown

03/11/2015 16:25 GMT | Updated 03/11/2015 16:59 GMT

If you've been stuck in a bubble for the last few hours then you probably won't have noticed the small change that Twitter has made to its "Favourite" button.

It has unceremoniously killed it in favour of a heart-shaped "Like" button. That's right, no more favourites for you.

Now while some have embraced this brave new world of love, peace and happiness, the overwhelming majority appear to collectively lost their minds resulting in expressions of confusion, resentment and betrayal:

Speaking in a blog post the company said:

"We want to make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use, and we know that at times the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers. You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favourite."

"The heart, in contrast, is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones. The heart is more expressive, enabling you to convey a range of emotions and easily connect with people. And in our tests, we found that people loved it."