A “save for later” option is coming to Twitter at an unannounced date, as spotted by Buzzfeed. Keith Coleman, the company’s head of product, announced the upcoming change in a tweet last night.
Coleman says a way for people to bookmark tweets has been a top request, and that the feature will allow people to return to tweets and stories later without having to use the “like” button as a workaround. Although it might seem odd, I’ve found myself wanting to use something like this in a variety of situations. There have been tweets I want to retweet or respond to at a later time, story time threads I think are hilarious and want to share with other people, and videos that only live on Twitter that I want to watch later.
Just the other night at dinner with my family, the topic of chicken sashimi came up (I swear). I remembered seeing a good recap video about it, but when I tried to Google it, I was at a loss. I eventually found it using some creative searches within Twitter, but it could have been a tap away had I been able to bookmark it when I first saw it.
✨ Fresh out of HackWeek and coming soon — a new way to save tweets to read later. Been a top request (❤️ !) The team would love your feedback as they dial in the design! #SaveForLater https://t.co/6oo2lhqFbW
— Keith Coleman (@kcoleman) October 10, 2017
Twitter product manager Jesar Shah then tweeted an early demo of what bookmarking might look like:
For Hack Week @Twitter we started developing #SaveForLater. Here’s the early prototype that we put together in a week, which is likely to change. pic.twitter.com/c5LekvVF3l
— jesar (@jesarshah) October 9, 2017
The announcement comes shortly after Twitter’s move to roll out 280 character tweets and a pledge to revisit its public guidance on what factors can lead to tweets being removed from the platform.
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