Open twitter links from Twitter app in Safari BACKGROUND or READING LIST

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by patent10021, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

    patent10021

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    This is the most annoying thing about twitter. Why is there only "open link in safari" option and no "open link in safari background" option? Heck there's not even a "save to reading list option".

    Every time it want to open a link from within twitter I have to wait for it to open in safari then close safari and open twitter again and go that fir every link in twitter. Wow
     
  2. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

    xxBURT0Nxx

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    why not use a service like Pocket if all you want to do is save links for reading later.

    Most of the time people click on a link because they want to open and read it. If you want to save the link, use one of the many available services which save links to a reading list for later.
     
  3. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

    patent10021

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    I forgot about Pocket. Using it now works great for Twitter since I use it as a news
    feed.

    Still have to email the link to the Pocket aggregator on Desktop or Safari though. Also, why do we need a 3rd party app for Twitter / FB especially since Twitter and FB is integrated into iOS? Why do I need to use Pocket to simply send a Tweet link to a separate aggregator? Seems like we should be able to send a Twitter or FB link straight to the Safari Reading List.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Doesn't Safari now have some sort of a links list now where it pulls all the various links from your Twitter feed and you can basically just go through that list in Safari whenever you want and open whichever links and read them right there in Safari.
     
  5. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

    patent10021

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    Does it? But even if it did, it wouldn't have ONLY the links I choose like I'm doing in Pocket. I scroll in Twitter click-hold the link I want to send to Pocket and at the end of the day I have a nice list of say 50 links I can ready before bed.
     
  6. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Instapaper has a Safari bookmarklet to save webpages on desktop. It's also another of the Read It Later options within Twitter, so that might be a better option for you.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Right, it would have all the links and related information about them from the tweets. You'd have to select the ones you want to check out though. Seems fairly similar to what was asked about, so I thought I would bring it up.
     

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