New feature allows Twitterati to save tweets for later reading

Yolanda Curtis
November 24, 2017

Back to this week's announcement - late on Thursday, Tina Koyama, a staff product designer at the company, tweeted, "News from the #SaveForLater team!"

Microblogging site Twitter is now in the testing phase for its "Bookmarks" feature, to enable users to keep a note of specific tweets for later use.

"We went through all the designed flows and picked the ones that are the easiest to navigate to test out with our community", she tweeted.

Twitter has started testing the "save for later" bookmarking feature that it had teased last month. However, it is a useful feature that we're sure that Twitter fans will take advantage of once it has been officially added to the app.

The new look for embeds as seen above is just a small experiment according to Dan Jackson, a Twitter spokesperson, but is part of Twitter's ongoing attempts to explore new ways of providing more social context around tweets, he says.

Product managers tweeted that there had been lots of demand for such a feature - especially in Japan. Been a top request! The team would love your feedback as they dial in the design! As Shah mentioned, the feature appears to be in its early stages, and is bound to receive changes.

It is the first time the tweet character cap has been raised since Twitter was founded 11 years ago.

The feature will help users keep a separate list of items they want to refer back to, instead of using the heart (aka "favourite") button, which can indicate more of a "like" - similar to the "thumbs up" button on Facebook.

Giving users twice the space to voice their thoughts ushers in a new era for the online platform, whose hallmark 140-character cap had encouraged users to craft succinct missives.

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