Twitter to soon come out with an option to bookmark tweets to save them

Soon Twitteratis can bookmark their favourite tweets, instead of retweeting or liking them to save them or messaging it to themselves or maybe taking screenshots.

The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen. Reuters.

The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen. Reuters.

According to the product head of Twitter, Keith Coleman, the option to bookmark a tweet is in the works. Trending as #SaveForLater, a dedicated option to save tweets and return to them would be coming soon.

At the Hack Week, Twitter has begun working on a prototype of this new feature. Here the user would be able to bookmark a tweet. A three dot menu would be present below every tweet alongside a retweet and the heart option. On opening this, a menu opens where the bookmark option appears. On clicking the option, the tweet gets bookmarked and saved to the bookmark channel.

In the main menu channel, a bookmark section also appears, which has all the tweets saved. This idea is still in the works. Twitter's product manager Jesar Shah has also said that they are awaiting feedback from the users in designing the new feature. Jaser Shah, had also said that many of their users had wanted to this feature. She had rolled out a list of tweets in the Moments section, where the users have urged for a bookmark section.

Meanwhile, in other news, Twitter has come under the scanner alongwith Facebook with regards to spreading racially charged fake news. Two US lawmakers had alleged that the microblogging site is serving as "an avenue to spread racism and bigotry".

In a report by the Recode, US Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman and Emanuel Cleaver had expressed concerns with regards to the tech industry. They said that the industry must identify and suspend the accounts behind such messages on their platforms in order to avoid regulation.

Social media giants, Facebook and Twitter, are supposed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on 1 November to testify into Russian interference during the 2016 US presidential election.

Updated Date: Oct 10, 2017 09:18 AM