Twitter’s engaged on a brand new bookmark feature which can assist customers to hold monitor of tweets they need to come again to, without having to ‘Like’ them to maintain tabs.
Hello Twitter! Lots of you (particularly in Japan!) have stated you’d like to have the ability to simply + privately save Tweets for later. Proper now, individuals bookmark Tweets by liking, DM-ing to themselves, or Retweeting. However this may very well be simpler. https://t.co/iQ9W9mB1uV
— jesar 💭 (@jesarshah) October 9, 2017
Customers have been calling for a save possibility for a while – proper now, as famous, you’ll be able to Like a tweet as a way to mark it for later studying, however that course of just isn’t ultimate.
Shah said that the company is looking for feedback from its users to further refine the feature. “We’ll be tweeting to ask for feedback, and share our thinking as we compare designs, experiment, do research, and more,” she wrote, encouraging users to chime in using the hash tag #Saveforlater.
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.
To that effect, Twitter replaced the original star icon to favorite tweets with hearts in late 2015. The change initially resulted in massive protests from parts of Twitter’s audience but has since been widely accepted.
Twitter’s move to add bookmarking to its service comes just weeks after the company began to test longer tweets. In late September, Twitter announced that it would test 280-character tweets with some of its users, effectively doubling their character limit for each and every tweet.