Twitter’s like button that comes in the form of a heart was put in place as a replacement to it’s favorite button which was in the form of a star, back in 2015.

At the time, Twitter’s then product manager Akarshan Kumar told TechCrunch, “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. The heart, in contrast, is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones. 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.” The founder of the platform, Jack Dorsey, opened up at a recent Twitter event that the company is looking to change a few things to improve, one of these things includes removing the like button all together.

The reason for this step being considered is the mare fact that social media users have gotten dependent on likes and the environment has become somewhat unhealthy as a result, according to The Telegraph. Studies show that users view the number of likes as getting endorsements and a lack of such can cause them to delete their posts if they don’t get enough signs of approval. “Right now we have a big like button with a heart on it and we’re incentivizing people to want it to go up” he said, per the magazine. “Is that the right thing? Versus contributing to the public conversation or a healthy conversation? How do we incentive healthy conversation?,” Dorsey questioned.