Twitter wants to add a save for later button—and that is according to Buzz Feed. According to the report, the social media giant’s new tool will enable you to save tweets that can be read later.
Twitter’s head of product Keith Coleman tweeted this on Monday, claiming that the tool has been hot in demand. What this means is that heavy readers like myself will be able to bookmark tweets in a dedicated section to be read later. It’s a really exciting addition if it does get the green light at the end of the day. Imaging not having to dig for tweets that excited me while reading them.
So, what happens to the “Like” button? The “Like” button as you already know, is one of few ways to save a tweet to be read later. Twitter will probably retain it since it still serves as a tool to help you separate interesting tweets from the others.
Product manager Jesar Shah also tweeted about the upcoming feature when she emphasized its usefulness.
“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…”
While the “Like” button remains a good option to save tweets for later, the bookmarking option sort of serves as the icing on the cake. With a bookmarking button, you now have an easier way to add your favorite tweets to the list of ones to be read later.
It’s time to start tweeting your feedback to the microblogging website as this will help Twitter to fine tune the new feature and make it fit in properly:
“We want to build this WITH you all! So we need your help. We’ll be Tweeting to ask for feedback, and share our thinking as we compare designs, experiment, do research, and more,” Shah said.
In other Twitter news, the microblogging website is on the verge of ditching one of its age-long policy of limiting tweets to 140 characters. The microblogging website is doubling its character length from 140 to 280 per post.
Obviously Twitter wants to encourage people to post more tweets—and expanding its character limit could be the way out. However, only a small group of users have access to the test—and the possibility of it getting the nod after the test is high considering how users clamored for this change before now.
“We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we’re doing something new: we’re going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, in languages impacted by cramming (which is all except Japanese, Chinese, and Korean),” Product Manager Aliza Rosen said in a blog post.
The bookmarking tool is still being tested, and some changes could still be made before a final rollout.
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