Although it was initially introduced as 'Save For Later' back in October, Twitter today has announced the full rollout of a new Bookmarks feature that allows Twitter users to privately save Tweets for later. Although it hasn't shown up on any of my Twitter accounts yet, Twitter notes it will be available on Twitter for Android and iOS, Twitter Lite, and mobile.twitter.com.
Today, we're introducing Bookmarks, an easy way to save Tweets for quick access later. But wait, there's more! Today's update makes sharing better, too. With our new "share" icon on every Tweet, you'll be able to bookmark a Tweet, share via Direct Message, or share off of Twitter any number of ways. Because we put all sharing actions together in one place, it's easier to save and share privately or publicly — in the moment, or later.
How It Works
To bookmark a Tweet, tap the share icon under the Tweet and select, "Add Tweet to Bookmarks". To find it later, tap "Bookmarks" from your profile icon menu. You can remove Tweets from your Bookmarks at any time. Also, only you can see what you've bookmarked. Learn more about how to bookmark in our Help Center.
Bookmarks help people keep up with the best of Twitter. You can save a Tweet with a live morning show like Buzzfeed's #AM2DM to watch at another time, bookmark a thread from @Lin_Manuel about new Hamilton music to come back to, and save Tweets with links to interesting articles for later reading or sharing. You'll no doubt show us more creative uses for Bookmarks than we ever imagined! (You have a tendency to do that on Twitter.)
Given the feature allows for private saving of Tweets, it's a bit better than liking a Tweet and then referring to it later. Hard to say how many folks will use it in the long run, but at least it's there as an option. What do you all think? Will you be using the Bookmark feature when it rolls out?
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