Twitter is testing Bookmarks, a feature to privately flag Tweets for later
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 it’s given the feature a name — it will be called Bookmarks — and 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. “We’ll be sure to let you know if/when we have more details to share in terms of a formal announcement!” the spokesperson added.
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. pic.twitter.com/cQ0X1PHlsR
— Tina 🇨🇭🇯🇵 (@tinastsh) November 22, 2017
“You told us that you want Tweets you’ve 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.
The company’s head of product Keith Coleman had tweeted about the function in October.Coleman had said that the feature has been a top request from users on the social-networking site. Presently, if you do want to save a tweet, the only way you can is to hit the like button as a way to save a tweet. There is no official release date for the Bookmark feature as of yet.