Twitter was testing a new feature called ‘Bookmarks’ last month, which would allow users to privately save tweets for later. The new addition will help users to keep a separate list of tweets they would like to refer to instead of using the heart (“favorite”) button. The main function of the heart icon is to notify the sender of the Tweet (and anyone else reading it) that you liked it.

Bookmark will be useful and handy to keep the information you may want to keep to yourself.

Head of product, Keith Coleman, had announced that a new way to save the tweets was in the works,  and later on added that the feature was a popular user request – adding that people, “especially in Japan,” had requested for this feature.

Tina Koyama, Staff Product Designer tweeted last night about how the feature would look like, with a “Bookmarks” option listed on the user’s navigation menu. She tweeted “We went through all the designed flows and picked the ones that are easiest to navigate to test out with our community.”

There are a number of other ways of saving tweets for later reference that include- sending yourself direct messages, retweeting, opening them in other tabs, saving them to a note-taking app, using Instapaper and more.

The new feature reduces steps, increases privacy and will never be as easy as simply hitting a button within the Tweet itself.  Tina Koyama also tweeted “You told us that you want tweets you’ve bookmarked to be private, so only you can see it. We kept this in mind while creating designs for the feature”

Twitter declined to comment anything 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 said.


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