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. https://t.co/k5uPe5j4CW
— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) October 29, 2018
The feature was introduced in 2015 to replace the star-shaped button “favourites”.
Brandon Borrman, Vice President of Twitter communications, also said it is not happening soon.
“Short story on ‘Like’. We’ve been open that we’re considering it. Jack even mentioned it in front of the US Congress. There’s no timeline. It’s not happening a ‘soon’,” he also tweeted.
Twitter users, however, were not happy with the development, saying the “Like” button allowed them to support others and offer solidarity.
People: Twitter add edit button plskthx.
Twitter: We're removing the like button!
Literally everyone: pic.twitter.com/CFpn69INFF
— Oascany (@Oascany) October 30, 2018
if twitter removes the like button where else would I receive my daily dose of validation ???
— Jords (@jordshenry) October 30, 2018