Twitter has introduced Bookmarks, an easy way to save Tweets for quick access later.
The update also makes it easier to share tweets. With its new ‘share’ icon on every Tweet, users can bookmark a Tweet, share via Direct Message or share off of Twitter any number of ways. With all sharing actions put together in one place, Twitter feels it is now easier to save and share privately or publicly – in the moment or later.
To bookmark a Tweet, tap the share icon under the Tweet and select ‘Add Tweet to Bookmarks’. To find it later, tap ‘Bookmarks’ from your profile icon menu. You can remove Tweets from your Bookmarks at any time. Also, only you can see what you’ve bookmarked.
Jesar Shah, associate product manager, Twitter, said: “From articles and threads to videos and GIFs, timelines are packed with Tweets that people don’t always have time to fully explore in the moment. Users told us they want to save them for later.
“Bookmarks help people keep up with the best of Twitter. You can save a Tweet with a live morning show like Buzzfeed’s #AM2DM to watch at another time, bookmark a thread from @Lin_Manuel about new Hamilton music to come back to, and save Tweets with links to interesting articles for later reading or sharing. You’ll no doubt show us more creative uses for Bookmarks than we ever imagined.
“We Tweeted ongoing updates as we built Bookmarks so we could incorporate your input as we worked.”
By working this way, Shah says Twitter learned that users like to save replies so they can answer later, and that they may share a Tweet hours or days later after they have bookmarked it.
“They’re feedback was valuable in building this update, and it made it all the more fun for us as we built a new feature, Shah said. “As a result, we all have an easier way to save, share, and stay informed.”
Bookmarks are now rolling out globally on Twitter for iOS and Android, Twitter Lite, and mobile.twitter.com.