Screw Hearts: How to Get Stars Back on Twitter

How to Get Stars Back on Twitter

When people get accustomed to something, any type of change is typically met with resistance or disdain. So when Twitter decided to swap stars for hearts, the internet wasn't exactly receptive to the new aesthetic.

Essentially, Twitter believes hearts are more expressive, conveying a wider range of emotion rather than just "favoriting" something, which was the star's sole purpose. Hearts first appeared on Periscope and have since been adopted by Vine, Twitter on iOS and Android,, TweetDeck, Twitter for Windows 10, and basically everywhere else.

If sudden change, no matter how big or small, isn't your thing, or you're just not digging the new look, then all you need is the following Google Chrome extension from developer Marco Rieger.

After installing it, just navigate to Twitter in Chrome on your computer or refresh the page if you're currently on it, and you'll now see the star symbol back where it belongs. The only thing that sucks is that you have to be using Chrome, but it's also a good way to wean yourself off the stars and get accustomed to the hearts on other platforms.

It may not be the biggest deal in the world, but when you're used to something, you don't want something else—especially if you've been using Twitter for a long time.

Are you thanking your lucky stars for this extension? Sound off in the comments below!

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