Twitter Officially Launches Bookmarks for Saving Tweets

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Twitter today announced the official launch of a new Bookmarks feature, which is designed to allow Twitter users to save tweets for later access.

    All tweets now feature an updated "share" icon that's used for both bookmarking and sharing tweets, and Twitter says the share icon is meant to make it easier to save and share privately or publicly.


    Bookmarking a tweet to save it for later can be done by tapping the share icon under a tweet and then choosing the "Add Tweet to Bookmarks" option. All saved tweets are located under the "Bookmarks" option that can be accessed from a person's profile icon menu.

    Twitter Bookmarks are private, so no one can see which tweets have been bookmarked, unlike the "Like" option, which, prior to Bookmarks, has been a preferred method of preserving tweets.

    The new Bookmarks feature was first introduced in October and was developed as part of a company-wide Hack Week. Ahead of the debut of Bookmarks, Twitter shared regular details on its development.

    Twitter says Bookmarks are now rolling out globally on Twitter for iOS and Android, Twitter Lite, and

    Article Link: Twitter Officially Launches Bookmarks for Saving Tweets
  2. scrapesleon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2017
    Still can’t edit tweets anyway Twitter has lost its meaning these days a place for people looking retweet’s and likes
  3. Zaren macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2000
    Part of me wants to complain about no editing feature for stupid things like tpyos and bad grammer, but then another part of me says that not being able to go back and change what you said after you said it is a good thing.
  4. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    I heard this is exactly the reason that they really don't want to allow EDITING. One could post something and get a zillion retweets and likes, and then go in and change what you said, and still look like you got a zillion likes! I think there should just be a time limit on how long you have to edit a tweet. Like 5 minutes or something. But I see their point.
  5. stoopkidblues macrumors 6502


    Mar 21, 2014
    FINALLY! Now hopefully the API is acceessible by developers so Tweetbot can update. Not a fan of the official app by any means.
  6. Gorms macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2012
    This actually sounds like a feature i’ll Use. Sweet!
  7. Avieshek Suspended


    Dec 7, 2013
  8. John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    They should show bookmarked tweets with a ⭐️
  9. B4U macrumors 68000


    Oct 11, 2012
    Undisclosed location
    A edit window for 1 to 5 minutes would be the solution.
  10. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    Not that I use Twitter much anymore, but how the flying frog a bookmarks feature took this long only illustrates why Twitter's days are numbered.

    Edit: removed an extra word
  11. CarlJ, Feb 28, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2018

    CarlJ macrumors 68030


    Feb 23, 2004
    San Diego, CA, USA
    The fundamental problem with editing tweets has always been:

    1. Tweet "like/retweet this if you adore puppies".
    2. Wait for 1,000,000 likes/retweets.
    3. Edit tweet to "like/retweet this if you adore Hitler".

    The system only works if tweet content is set in stone. The only other options are to have the system ask those million people who liked/retweeted "do you still agree with this edited content?" (and how do you count that person's previous "vote" in the time between the edit and when they answer the question? and how many people will bother to answer the question? do you hide their retweet until they re-approve it? what about comments posted against the original tweet or the retweets? do you bury each and every one of those until the tweeters re-approve them? you could end up with half of new content in some sort of edit approval limbo).

    Or, they could just have edited tweets lose all their likes/retweets once they're edited. In which case the person would have to post their message again to start things over, which is essentially the system we already have now.

    And there's no practical way to handle "but this is just a minor typo I wanna correct", because AI is not yet to the point that it can fully comprehend the minor subtleties and implications of human language, there's no practical way to have truly disinterested humans sanity check changes to the hundreds of thousands of tweets that people would want to change, and there's no way to prevent someone from asserting to an automated system that changing "puppies" to "Hitler" is correction of a minor typo. You can't even say "oh, but it's just a punctuation fix, like adding a comma" - consider the difference between "let's eat, grandma!" and "let's eat grandma!".

    The only workable solution is to type your tweet, take your hands off the keyboard, look at the sky or out the window for a moment, look back at the screen, and read what you wrote (out loud if necessary) and see if it actually says what you mean... and then click okay/post/tweet.

    As to the idea of "well, you should be able to edit it if it's only been a couple minutes"... why not just write an updated/corrected tweet and delete the original, if it's only been a minute? If nobody has read/reacted to the original, that should handle things just fine. If people have read/reacted to the original, then you shouldn't be able to go back and change "puppies" to "Hitler" (or "Hitler" to "puppies") - time to write a new/corrected tweet and consider the implications of deleting the old one.

    Plus, now that tweets are used for dispensing official government edicts, being able to edit history after the fact is a Bad Idea.
  12. WBRacing macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2012
    Or a max edit of ~3 chars.

    Or an "edited at" and a version history. (Bit bloaty that one though)
  13. orbital~debris macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    England, UK, Europe
    If I ever set up a company, please can I employ you as Chief Thinker?
  14. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    The best way to save the tweet is to save the content locally, including media contents. Then, even if the tweet is removed, one can still view the full content of the tweet.
    Screenshots is a nice way.
  15. B4U macrumors 68000


    Oct 11, 2012
    Undisclosed location
    3 characters can make a huge difference in certain languages, but pretty much useless in other languages.

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