Twitter will let users save tweets to read them later
- Author: Gwendolyn Kim Oct 11, 2017,
Oct 11, 2017, 0:25
Many have used the favorite/like button on Twitter to save things for years, but that's no longer the flawless solution because of Twitter's new algorithmic timeline which sometimes shows the tweets you like on your followers' timeline. The team would love your feedback as they dial in the design!', head of product Keith Coleman tweeted. For the same thing, Twitter user can share their feedback with hashtag, #SaveForLater.
The feature's imminent launch was first announced on Twitter itself.
According to Twitter product manager Jesar Shah, lots of users wanted to have an easier and private way of saving tweets for later, especially in Japan. The former option is invasive in that one might not want to broadcast the save to the tweeter, while the latter - along with third-party bookmarking services like Pocket - requires more effort.
"Right now, people bookmark [sic] Tweets by liking, DM-ing to themselves, or Retweeting", Shah said. This method or we can say this feature will save the Tweet and they can make use of the bookmarked tweet and can fetch them anytime they want.
Once the feature rolls out, you'll be able to save a Tweet by pressing the 3 dots (...) in front of a Tweet and selecting "Add to Bookmarks" button.
I can see Save For Later becoming as popular as the Like option on tweets.
Twitter's move to add bookmarking to its service comes just weeks after the company began to test longer tweets. They can also go through the slightly cumbersome task of direct messaging or emailing a tweet to themselves.
Upon saving, a snack bar appears with a shortcut to quickly "View Bookmarks".
To access something you've already saved, you have to navigate away from the main feed and open a section called Bookmarks.