Twitter announced Feb. 28 that it would introduce a Bookmark feature to its service. Twitterers are now rejoicing that they will be able to save their favorite tweets for a later read.
After the update, all tweets will sport an “Add Tweet to Bookmarks” link in the Share icon. The new icon is designed to make the sharing and saving of interesting tweets for later use a lot easier.
- If you want to add a tweet to your Bookmarks just tap the Share icon and access the “Add Tweet to Bookmark” link.
- You can retrieve saved tweets from the “Bookmarks” tab under your profile’s icon menu.
When it released the feature, Twitter acknowledged that some tweets may be ‘historic’ and worth a second read. Other tweets may contain a good joke that’s worth remembering or a news piece you don’t have time to read, but you can come back later. The good news is that the Bookmarks option is only visible to the user.
Bookmarks Feature in the Making Since October
Also, the sender of the tweet won’t know that you bookmarked the tweet unlike the ‘Like’ button, which many users employed to flag interesting tweets before Bookmarks was rolled out.
Twitter first unveiled Bookmarks in October during the so-called Hack Week event, but its developers had been working on it ever since. The company kept users informed on each development stage of the much-anticipated feature.
The microblogging site unveiled that users will be able to bookmark tweets in the iOS and Android Twitter apps, on mobile.twitter.com., and Twitter Lite.
The announcement was well-received, but some Twitter users expressed disappointment that the site still doesn’t allow them to edit tweets for spelling errors or typos. However, the reason tweets cannot be edited is that not being able to change what a user said after they said it is a good thing.
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