Published On: Tue, Oct 10th, 2017

Twitter will launch a bookmarking apparatus in a nearby future


Twitter reliable it’s formulation to launch a bookmarking underline to save tweets for after reading. The further will assistance users keep a apart list of equipment they wish to impute behind to, instead of regulating a heart (aka “favorite”) button, that can prove some-more of a “like” – identical to a “thumbs up” symbol on Facebook.

The feature’s imminent launch was initial denounced on Twitter itself, naturally, when head of product Keith Coleman announced that a new approach to save tweets was in a works, as a outcome of a association HackWeek plan dubbed #SaveForLater.

Other Twitter employees, including newly hired comparison executive of product, Sriram Krishnan, and PM Jesar Shah, also remarkable Twitter’s skeleton in this area.

Like Coleman, Shah pronounced a underline was a renouned user ask – adding that many people, “especially in Japan,” had asked for this ability.

As Shah pronounced in her thread, there are a series of ways people secretly save tweets to anxiety later, including bookmarking them with a heart, DM-ing them to themselves, or even retweeting. (I’d also supplement we open them in new tabs, save them to a Notes app, email them to ourselves, Instapaper their links, or emanate private Twitter Moments or Storify collections, among other things.)

None of these methods are ideal given they’re not as discerning as simply clicking a symbol to save a tweet, with a difference of a “heart” icon. However, a heart can be misinterpreted given it implies we feel definitely about a twitter you’re saving, when a conflicting could be true. Plus, for those who frequently use a heart to respond to tweets that don’t need a reply, those saved tweets we wanted to demeanour behind on again could be simply mislaid in your Favorites.

Twitter isn’t a initial to comprehend that a constantly-updating feed needs a save button. Facebook, too, launched a possess bookmarking apparatus several years ago.

A antecedent built during HackWeek shows that Twitter’s bookmarking underline appears underneath a tweet’s “More” menu (three dots), where we afterwards find a new “Add to Bookmarks” option. But this pattern could change by a time it’s expelled to a public.

According to Shah, Twitter wants to build a new bookmarking apparatus with a community’s assistance and feedback. That’s interesting, given that building “with” user submit is how Twitter used to rise facilities borrowed from a community. For example, Twitter’s @mention and retweet functionality grew out of Twitter branch actions people were already holding on a network into useful product features.

But some of Twitter’s some-more new product launches – like a argumentative @reply format or decisions about what depends as a impression – were grown some-more as an overly-engineered response to a problems with amicable network’s 140-character limit, rather than by a low hearing of user behavior.  (Twitter has given pronounced it will exam expanding impression count to 280, that creates some-more clarity than a treacherous manners about impression count.)

There are no sum nonetheless on how shortly a new bookmarking apparatus will hurl out or who will be means to exam it. But a Twitter orator reliable a underline is not only an hearing – it will publicly launch soon. They also pronounced a best approach to find out some-more is to follow @jesarshah’s account, as this is where information about #SaveForLater will appear. Product engineer @tinastsh will be tweeting as well, we’re told.

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