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Twitter has launched new tools that make it much easier to save and share tweets. Saving tweets is getting a whole lot easier thanks to a new feature called Bookmarks, and a new Share option attached to every tweet means sharing is easier than ever.
In November 2017, Twitter started testing a new feature dubbed Bookmarks. This was in response to multiple requests from users who were sick of having to Like or DM a tweet to themselves in order to save it for later. And now, three months on, Bookmarks is official.
How to Use Twitter Bookmarks
Bookmarks is essentially a way for you to save tweets to access later. Maybe you’re busy and don’t have time to respond, or maybe the tweet is the start of a thread you want to read in full. Whatever the reason, Bookmarks lets you save it for later.
To save a tweet just click on the Share icon under a tweet and select “Add Tweet to Bookmarks”. Then, when you want to access it again later, just click on your profile and tap “Bookmarks” and it will be there waiting for you to lavish some attention on it.
Today we are rolling out a new ‘share’ icon that allows you to:
??Direct Message Tweets to others
??Share Tweets via email or text message
??Bookmark Tweets you want to save
— Twitter (@Twitter) February 28, 2018
Crucially, your Bookmarks are only visible to you. Which gives Bookmarking a tweet an obvious advantage over Liking a tweet, as the latter notified the author. Liking a tweet also suggests you approve of it, which may not always be the case.
The aforementioned Share icon does more than just let you Bookmark a tweet though. As its name suggests, it also lets you share tweet in a number of different ways. Clicking Share means you can DM a tweet to someone else or send it via email or text message.
Making Twitter Easier to Use
Twitter is rolling out Bookmarks and the new Share icon from today, so you should be able to access it on Twitter for Android, Twitter for iOS, Twitter Lite, and mobile.twitter.com right now. If not, just update the Twitter app or refresh the mobile site.
Do you use Twitter? If so, how have you been saving tweets until now? Will you be making use of Bookmarks? How often do you share tweets with other people? And what’s your preferred method for doing so? Please let us know in the comments below!