Want to save tweets to look at later? It’s going to be much more convenient with Twitter’s new feature.
Using Bookmarks will be convenient, because you can save tweets without having to actually interact with a tweet. You may have previously found it frustrating that you had to like a tweet to save it. (I definitely did.) This meant other people could see you’d liked it.
With Bookmarks, there’s a little bit more privacy. You can save whatever you want without worrying whether other people will see that you wanted to keep the tweet for later. This can be helpful if you’re trying to keep your tweets fairly professional but you want to follow less professional accounts. It’s also helpful because sometimes you might not actually like a tweet, but you simply want to save it to show someone else later or so that you can remember to reply when you have more time.
At the bottom of a tweet, you still have the Reply, Retweet/Quote, and Like buttons. After those buttons, you now have a button that gives you the option to “Send via Direct Message” or “Add Tweet to Bookmarks.” When you add a tweet to Bookmarks, you’re given the chance to go ahead and view your Bookmarks right then. You can also go to your Bookmarks from the main menu.
The Bookmarks page is very straightforward—it’s just a basic feed with your Bookmarks one on top of the other, with the most newly-Bookmarked tweet at the top. There do not currently appear to be any options for sorting or searching Bookmarks.
Bookmarks are only available right now in mobile formats, as The Verge points out. To use Bookmarks, you’ll need to be using Twitter Lite, the mobile version of Twitter’s site, or the Twitter app on Android or iOS.