Twitter is prepping a new bookmarking button that will let users save tweets to read later. The news was announced on Twitter by product manager Jesar Shah (via Buzzfeed) who said that the feature had been being worked on throughout a recent company Hack Week.
The bookmarking tool is said to be a private means of saving tweets, so that you can keep tabs on them without publicly backing them, and they will be saved in a dedicated section of the app. This would be a stark improvement over the methods through which people try to save tweets currently, such as liking or retweeting so that they remain on their personal feed.
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. https://t.co/iQ9W9mB1uV
— jesar 💭 (@jesarshah) October 9, 2017
It’s still a work-in-progress and we don’t know when or if it will officially roll out, but Shah has already mentioned getting user feedback for the new system, so it’s likely that it’s going to arrive sooner or later. When it does, it could be another worthwhile addition for regular Twitter users.
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July 11: Twitter has released a new update that lets you mute notifications from people who don’t follow you. In order to set it up, go to your Notifications timeline, tap on the Settings icon in the top right corner, select Advanced filters, and then just enable or disable any of the options that are listed.
Automatic night mode
June 26: In version 7.2 of the app, Twitter has added an “automatic night mode” that automatically turns on and off at sunrise and sunset. Now, when you turn the night mode on, the app will ask you if you want the feature to work automatically. If you tap on yes but then decide you don’t want to use it anymore, you can turn it off in the settings menu by heading to Settings and privacy>Display and sound>Night mode.
Twitter gets a new look
June 15: If you happen to use Twitter on Android, iOS, the web, Twitter Lite, or TweetDeck, you’re in for a nice surprise. The Twitter team has announced a visual refresh to basically all its services, which will begin rolling out over the next few days (as of June 15). For starters, all of these Twitter apps will be getting a much more refined typography, which will feature bolder headlines and a consistent look. Rounded profile pictures are on their way with this update, too. Twitter is also bringing more intuitive icons to its applications.
Accept/delete Twitter Direct Messages from people you don’t know
May 30: Twitter is adding some more privacy for users who want to accept Direct Messages from anyone, even from people they don’t follow. From now on, users of the Android and iOS app, along with Twitter.com, can choose to either accept or delete any Direct Messages before they read them. If you accept a DM from someone you don’t know on Twitter, the message will then be moved to the inbox and that person will then know you have accepted and seen that message. If you don’t want to accept the message, you can delete it so you won’t see it in your inbox.
New rules for @usernames in 140 character messages
March 30: Twitter updated its service so that inserting @usernames in replies to individuals or groups will no longer be counted as part of its normal 140 character barrier.