There are several ways that you can interact with tweets. You can retweet a tweet, you can comment on it, and you can “Like” it. However Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey had previously admitted that he wasn’t a fan of the “Like” button and was planning on getting rid of it “soon”, according to a report from The Telegraph.

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Twitter has since confirmed that they are exploring various changes that they can make to its platform, but have also stated that if and when the removal of the “Like” button happens, it won’t be anytime soon. This is based on a tweet by Twitter’s Communications team which reads, “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. We are in the early stages of the work and have no plans to share right now.”

The “Like” button had previously replaced the “Favorite” button, although admittedly such binary actions of choosing to “like” or not like a tweet does seem a bit outdated. While Facebook has still kept its “Like” button, the company has introduced what they call “Reactions” which allows the user to react to a post with varying emotions such as amazement, anger, sadness, and so on, which would allow users to better convey how they feel without necessarily commenting.

We’re not sure if Twitter would adopt something similar, but like we said, it does seem like it could be a long time coming if such changes were to be made.

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