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Twitter May Remove ‘Like’ Button Soon

Twitter users, however, were not happy with the development, saying the "Like" button allowed them to support others and offer solidarity

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Twitter has confirmed it was considering removing the heart-shaped ‘Like’ button after its CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that he was not a fan and would be getting rid of it “soon”.

After The Telegraph first reported about this on Monday, the micro-blogging platform said they were rethinking about the ‘Like’ button but it will not “happen soon”.

“As we’ve been saying for a while, we are rethinking everything about the service to ensure we are incentivising healthy conversation, that includes the like button. We are in the early stages of the work and have no plans to share right now,” tweeted @TwitterComms.

The feature was introduced in 2015 to replace the star-shaped button “favourites”.

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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.

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Twitter users, however, were not happy with the development, saying the “Like” button allowed them to support others and offer solidarity.

“Some expressed fears that without the button, retweets and argument would be the only means of communication,” reported The Verge. (IANS)

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Twitter for Mac App is Coming Back, Company Confirms

The company previously had a Twitter for Mac app that was discontinued in February 2018

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Twitter made the announcement during Apple's WWDC conference last week. Pixabay

Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it will be bringing back “Twitter to Mac” with help from Apple’s Project Catalyst, Pro, which is Apple’s initiative to help developers port their iOS apps into Mac.

It made the announcement during Apple’s WWDC conference last week, saying that the app would launch with Catalina and this new version would have a variety of features like dark mode, keyboard shortcuts, multiple windows, and notifications, The Verge reported late on Saturday.

In a post about the return of it for Mac users, the company said: “We are excited that Project Catalyst will enable us to bring it back to the Mac by leveraging our existing iOS codebase. We’ll also be able to add native Mac features on top of our existing iPad experience, while keeping our maintenance efficient as we continue to improve this shared codebase in the years to come.”

The company previously had a “Twitter for Mac app” that was discontinued in February 2018 because it was not sustainable to maintain two separate codebases.

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Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it will be bringing back “Twitter to Mac” with help from Apple’s Project Catalyst, Pro. Pixabay

According to the report, the company said that with Project Catalyst, they would be able to use their existing iOS codebase along with new features for desktops.

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The all-new Twitter for Mac is being developed and is scheduled for an early launch by this year on macOS Catalina 10.15. (IANS)