This new ‘Bookmarks’ feature on Twitter will make you like the app more

By: | Published: November 24, 2017 2:29 PM

"We've decided to call our feature 'Bookmarks' because that's a commonly used term for saving content and it fits nicely alongside the names of the other features in the navigation," said Tina Koyama, staff product designer at Twitter.

Twitter Bookmark, Twitter new feature, Twitter update, New Feature by Twitter, Save tweets for later,What this feature intends to do is to help users privately flag tweets or save these tweets for viewing later. (Reuters)

Twitter Bookmarks feature is finally here! It seems that the engineers at Twitter are finally responding to what it’s users want. The new direction that the microblogging site is taking is by testing the feature named “Bookmarks.” What this feature intends to do is to help users privately flag tweets or save these tweets for viewing later. This feature will be used by around 330 million monthly active users Twitter has. It was in October when Twitter announced that it is developing the bookmark feature to save tweets. The Head of Product at Twitter Keith Coleman had earlier tweeted that the new feature ‘Save For Later’ feature was in the works at the organisation.

A staff product designer at Twitter, Tina Koyama, on Thursday made a striking revelation about the progress of ‘bookmark’ features. She wrote, “News from the #SaveForLater team! We’ve decided to call our feature ‘Bookmarks’ because that’s a commonly used term for saving content and it fits nicely alongside the names of the other features in the navigation.”

The feature will allow users to have a different tab on the platform under which all the items they want to read later, will be accumulated. This will come in handy instead of using the heart (also known as “favourite” button), which indicates that the user has liked the tweet like that off “thumbs up” button on Facebook. Jesar Shah from Twitter was keen to share this ‘popular in demand’ feature that was frequently requested by a lot of its users. The new feature may appear in a menu in the bottom right corner of a Tweet on smartphones.

Earlier this month Twitter was testing another feature called ‘Tweet-storm’. Tech blog Android Police on November 17 reported, “Back in September, a developer discovered a hidden feature in Android’s Twitter app that would allow you to type out several tweets and queue them to send one by one, making it easier to launch a “tweetstorm” without having to type and send each tweet individually.”

But it is the ‘edit tweet’ option that most of its users want. When Twitter introduced its 280-character limit, many on the platform exclaimed that they wanted an edit button instead of the increase character count. Now, if we keep the trend of Twitter accepting most of its requests in mind, then, the feature to edit tweet may soon be available.

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