A “save for later” option is coming to Twitter at an unannounced date, as spotted by BuzzFeed. Keith Coleman, the company’s head of product, announced the upcoming change in a tweet last night.
Coleman says a way for people to bookmark tweets has been a top request, and that the feature will allow people to return to tweets and stories later without having to use the “like” button as a workaround. Although it might seem odd, I’ve found myself wanting to use something like this in a variety of situations. There have been tweets I want to retweet or respond to at a later time, story time threads I think are hilarious and want to share with other people, and videos that only live on Twitter that I want to watch later.
Just the other night at dinner with my family, the topic of chicken sashimi came up (I swear). I remembered seeing a good recap video about it, but when I tried to Google it, I was at a loss. I eventually found it using some creative searches within Twitter, but it could have been a tap away had I been able to bookmark it when I first saw it.
✨ Fresh out of HackWeek and coming soon — a new way to save tweets to read later. Been a top request (❤️ !) The team would love your feedback as they dial in the design! #SaveForLater https://t.co/6oo2lhqFbW— Keith Coleman (@kcoleman) October 10, 2017
Twitter product manager Jesar Shah then tweeted an early demo of what bookmarking might look like: