Twitter to Introduce a New Bookmarking Tool

11 October, 2017, 00:26 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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Twitter hasn't announced a release date for the upcoming feature, but you should expect updates in the coming weeks. At present, if you want to save a tweet for later, you have to either message it to yourself or Like it.

Some Twitter users have used the service's "like" feature as a way to bookmark tweets, but the company would clearly prefer likes to be used as feedback instead to foster interaction between its users. In fact, this Save for Later was the most demanded feature which is being tested.

Using #SaveForLater, Twitter product manager Jesar Shah tweeted a GIF of an early prototype of the bookmarking process. During the recent hack week, Twitter has begun working on a Save for Later feature.




Twitter said: 'We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we're doing something new: we're going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, in languages impacted by cramming (which is all except Japanese, Chinese, and Korean). You can find out the Tweets from here. The social networking site is set to launch a bookmarking feature. The company is still experimenting the updation of this new feature which is a good thing. "As someone who reads a LOT on Twitter, I'm so excited for this", tweeted Sriram Krishnan who works on product development at Twitter. All the tweets added to Bookmarks can then be accessed through a list in settings.

These methods are not ideal as they're not as fast as just clicking a button to save the tweet, with the exception of the "heart" feature. A panel pops up with a new "Add to Bookmarks" button, as well as the regular "Share via DM" option. You can already send links to yourself or try any number of different ways to save stuff for later, but they all involve multiple steps to save and reopen tweets.

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