Twitter will test Bookmarks, its save for later feature

Twitter will test a new feature called Bookmarks, which allows users to privately save tweets for later. Staff product designer Tina Koyama tweeted a sneak peek into what the feature looks like, with a bookmarks option listed on the users’ navigation menu.

“We went through all the designed flows and picked the ones that are the easiest to navigate to test out with our community,” she tweeted. “You told us that you want tweets you’ve bookmarked to be private, so only you can see it. We kept this in mind while creating designs for the feature.” A previous demo shows how the bookmark function might work: users hit on the corner button of a tweet, a menu pops out and an “add to Bookmarks” option appears.

The company’s head of product Keith Coleman had tweeted about the function in October, noting that bookmarking has been a top request from users on the social-networking site. Presently, if you do want to save a tweet, the only workaround is to hit the like button as a way to save a tweet. However, your liked tweets appears publicly on your profile and timeline (and sometimes your followers’ timelines) and also notifies the person who posted the tweet.

There is no current roadmap for when Bookmarks will officially roll out.

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The great thing about Pocket for me is that can save articles from any platform in it and read it on my e-reader, which I think is great for longform.

Twitter has been catching up to third parties… Auto night mode, save for later and more I’ve had those in Flamingo for android

Twitter must do this too early and now I am happy to see that we can now save and read the articles when we got the free time.

"The company’s head of product Keith Coleman had tweeted about the function in October, noting that bookmarking has been a top request from users on the social-networking site."

A top request, yes. But what about the top request? Which is being able to edit a tweet.

Like, have they even spoken about why they won’t do this? Or will they just ignore it forever?

Anyway… this is good. I obviously use Like to save something for later, which kind of doesn’t make sense. It’s good that it’ll be hidden too. Looking forward to it being implemented.

Interesting feature, but I just use Bookmark OS for this

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