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Twitter will launch a bookmarking tool in the near future

Twitter will launch a bookmarking tool in the near future
From TechCrunch - October 9, 2017

Twitter confirmed its planning to launch a bookmarking feature to save tweets for later reading. The addition will help users keep a separate list of items they want to refer back to, instead of using the heart (aka favorite) button, which can indicate more of a likesimilar to the thumbs up button on Facebook.

The features impending launch was first unveiled on Twitter itself, naturally, whenhead of product Keith Coleman announced that a new way to save tweets was in the works, as a result of a company HackWeek project dubbed #SaveForLater.

Other Twitter employees, including newly hired senior director of product, Sriram Krishnan, and PMJesar Shah, also noted Twitters plans in this area.

Like Coleman, Shah said the feature was a popular user requestadding that many people, especially in Japan, had asked for this ability.

As Shah said in her thread, there are a number of ways people privately save tweets to reference later, including bookmarking them with the heart, DM-ing them to themselves, or even retweeting. (Id also add we open them in new tabs, save them to our Notes app, email them to ourselves, Instapaper their links, or create private Twitter Moments or Storify collections, among other things.)

None of these methods are ideal because theyre not as quick as simply clicking a button to save the tweet, with the exception of the heart icon. However, the heart can be misinterpreted since it implies you feel positively about the tweet youre saving, when the opposite could be true. Plus, for those who regularly use the heart to respond to tweets that dont require a reply, those saved tweets you wanted to look back on again could be easily lost in your Favorites.

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