Twitter is working on a new feature that will make it easier to bookmark tweets you’d like to look at later.
The micro-blogging site has described the tool as a “top request”, and has shown off an early prototype.
Its existence and ongoing development was revealed by Twitter product manager Jesar Shah and the company’s vice president of product, Keith Coleman.
It isn’t clear if the feature will be called Save For Later or Bookmarks, but it solves a common problem and is therefore likely to make a lot of users happy.
In its current incarnation, however, it doesn't look as seamless as it could be, requiring you to tap the More options button under a tweet before you can save an update.
To access something you've already saved, you have to navigate away from the main feed and open a section called Bookmarks.
It's definitely an improvement on the current options though. At present, if you want to save a tweet for later, you have to either message it to yourself or Like it.
The two options are far from perfect.
The former is a multi-stage process that can be a bit of a faff, while the latter can be troublesome for completely different reasons.
If you want to bookmark something controversial, for instance, and do it with a Like, the update could appear in your followers’ main feed. As a result, they could incorrectly interpret that as an endorsement.
Twitter is yet to provide more information on the feature, but we’re expecting it to roll out to users in the near future.
Facebook recently introduced a very similar tool, which you can use to bookmark status updates, videos, articles and pictures.
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