The feature is rolling out today over Twitter’s mobile platforms, including Android and iOS.
Are you too busy to read all the content that pops up on your Twitter feed? Well, now you can privately bookmark any tweet.
Twitter is rolling out the new feature via a “share” icon that’ll pop up under every tweet. To bookmark something, tap the share icon and select “add tweet to bookmarks.” You can then access the content by going to your Twitter account’s profile icon and clicking “Bookmarks.”
Found something historic?
Don’t want to forget a joke?
Article that you want to read later?
Save the Tweet with Bookmarks, and come back to it whenever you want. Only you can see your Bookmarks. pic.twitter.com/fM2QLcOYNF
— Twitter (@Twitter) February 28, 2018
Bookmarks are rolling out globally on iOS, Android, Twitter Lite, and mobile.twitter.com. The share icon is also designed to help you send tweets to friends through direct message, email, and text message.
Last October, the company revealed it was developing the feature, a highly requested option. To bookmark anything on Twitter, users have resorted to liking, retweeting, or direct messaging content to themselves, or using third-party tools like Pocket.
The problem with those options is that liked or retweeted content is visible to all followers, so those actions can be interpreted as an endorsement of the tweet. Bookmarks will be private and viewable only by you.
So the next time someone on Twitter instructs you to “READ THIS” lengthy tweetstorm, you can bookmark it and read it later to see if it’s worth re-tweeting to your own followers.
Twitter introduced a “tweetstorm” feature in December, allowing you to string together a group of posts into one long thread. That came after Twitter expanded character limit to tweets from 140 to 280, giving users even more to read.