In the latest instalment of Twitter ignoring all the bad things going on with its service, the social network has announced that it will be launching a brand new feature instead. On the way is a private bookmarking feature that'll let you save certain tweets, ready to be read later.
In many ways Twitter already has a bookmarking feature. The like button started life as a favourite button, which saved anything you clicked into a special list that is displayed on your profile. The difference is that this list was 100 per cent public, and since it became the like/heart button clicking it is just an indication that you like it - not that you want to save it for later.
So far we don't know when the new bookmarking feature will roll out, but it was announced on Twitter by head of product Keith Coleman. Coleman confirmed the feature, dubbed #SaveForLater because everything has to be a hashtag these days, was in the works as the result of a company HackWeek project.
✨🌳🍉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
Apparently this is a feature that a lot of people have been asking for, particularly in Japan, and it's designed to make it far easier to save tweets. You can already send links to yourself or try any number of different ways to save stuff for later, but they all involve multiple steps to save and reopen tweets. This new method will involve a single click to save the tweet, which lived in a tweet's 'More' menu in the prototype model.
We'll keep you updated if we get a definite time-frame for the roll out, but rest assured this isn't an experiment. It's an actual feature that's on the way. [TechCrunch]