Twitter is giving users a new way to save content without having to like or retweet it. The site is rolling out a new Bookmarks feature today that will allow users to bookmark a Tweet, and gives them more options to share it, either via a direct message on the platform or off of Twitter.
The new share icon now included on Tweets will display options to “Send via Direct Message,” “Add Tweet to Bookmarks,” and “Share Tweet via…” (the option that lets you share Tweets off the platform).
Once a Tweet has been bookmarked, it will be saved to the Bookmarks tab listed on the user’s profile icon menu.
Twitter says it Tweeted ongoing updates as it built the Bookmarks feature to incorporate user feedback.
“By working this way, we learned that you like to save replies so you can answer later and that you may share a Tweet hours or days later after you’ve bookmarked it,” writes Twitter’s associate product manager, Jesar Shah (reminding us that we now have a whole new way to procrastinate sending a message to someone we’ve been meaning to contact).
Hi Twitter! Many of you (especially in Japan!) have said you’d like to be able to easily + privately save Tweets for later. Right now, people bookmark Tweets by liking, DM-ing to themselves, or Retweeting. But this could be easier. https://t.co/iQ9W9mB1uV
— jesar (@jesarshah) October 9, 2017
As of today, Bookmarks are available globally on Twitter’s iOS and Android apps, Twitter Lite, and mobile.Twitter.com.