Twitter just got more like Instagram and Facebook, and less like, well, Twitter.\n\nAs many users noticed Tuesday morning, the beloved star-shaped "favorite" button -- often used for light flirting and other passive-aggressive functions -- is gone, dead, history. In its place, Twitter has left a new heart symbol that it wants you to hit when you "like" something. Basically, say goodbye "favorite" and its multitude of understood meanings, and say hello to the flat and literal "like," because it apparently has to be that simple now.\n\n\nYou can say a lot with a heart. Introducing a new way to show how you feel on Twitter: https:\/\/t.co\/WKBEmORXNW pic.twitter.com\/G4ZGe0rDTP\n\u2014 Twitter (@twitter) November 3, 2015\n\n"We are changing our star icon for favorites to a heart and we\u2019ll be calling them likes," the company said in a blog post announcing the change. "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 favorite."\n\nAs for the heart, Twitter argues that it's universally understood, saying, "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." Translation: Twitter wants to make one of its basic functions easier to understand in hopes of attracting new users, which it's been struggling to do lately. \n\nAlong with twitter.com, the change will roll out everywhere Tuesday -- Twitter for iOS and Android, TweetDeck, Twitter for Windows 10. The "like" button is also coming to Vine. At least they didn't mess with the retweet, which still may or may not be an endorsement. Luckily, there's still a little mystery with that.\n\nSign up here for our daily Thrillist email, and get your fix of the best in food\/drink\/fun.\n\nTony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and just went through all of his "likes" and removed everything he's hate-favorited over the years. Send news tips to email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.