Twitter is testing Bookmarks, a feature to privately flag Tweets for later

Twitter is testing Bookmarks, a feature to privately flag Tweets for later
From TechCrunch - November 23, 2017

Last month, Twitter started work on a new save for later feature for Tweets in your timeline that you wanted to flag to refer back to in the future. Now its given the feature a nameit will be called Bookmarksand is running tests with it.

The news was made public last night in a series of Tweets from Tina Koyama, a staff product designer at the company, who said that the company has picked out different versions of how Bookmarks will look and work and will now test them in the Twitter community.

Twitter declined to comment beyond the Tweets. Well be sure to let you know if/when we have more details to share in terms of a formal announcement! the spokesperson added.

Judging by what Twitter has been showing off so far, the bookmarking tool might appear in a menu in the bottom right corner of a Tweet on mobile, or in the v-drop-down menu in the upper-right corner on desktop. It will live alongside other further actions like sending a Tweet in a direct message to someone or creating a Moment (Twitters name for when you string together a series of existing Tweets around a subject).

If you have an eye for blurry detail, you may be able to make out more of the flow here:

Bookmarks that have been saved can then be accessed via your profile page, where you also access any Lists and Moments.

(Get in touch if you find you are a part of that test, and let us know if youre seeing something else.)

Today, you can already use Twitters Heart as a way of notating Tweets that you might like to return to read again later.

But, actually, the main function of the heart is to notify the sender of the Tweet (and anyone else reading it) that you liked it. So the Bookmark will be useful in cases where you may want to keep that information to yourself.

You told us that you want Tweets youve bookmarked to be private, so only you can see it, Koyama writes. We kept this in mind while creating designs for the feature. While the Bookmarks will be saved privately, Twitter will give you the option for sharing them in a Tweet later, if you so choose.


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