Twitter amidst testing phase of its ‘Bookmarks’ feature

New York: Microblogging site Twitter is currently in the testing phase for its ‘Bookmarks’ feature, to enable users to keep a note of specific tweets for later use.

In order to use the new feature, a user can hit on the corner button of a tweet, following which a menu pops out and an “add to Bookmarks” option appears.

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The feature was spotted by staff product designer Tina Koyama, who posted a snippet of the users’ navigation menu containing a separate section called ‘Bookmarks’, reports The Verge.

“You told us that you want tweets you’ve bookmarked to be private, so only you can see it. We kept this in mind while creating designs for the feature,” she tweeted.

The feature was earlier spotted when Twitter VP of Product Keith Coleman had tweeted on the same and claimed that bookmarking was a popular request from Twitter users.

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While the official rollout of the feature has not been disclosed, users can presently maintain a record of tweets either by liking or re-tweeting the same, following which it will appear on their personal page.

The announcement comes two weeks after Twitter announced that after doubling the character count for tweets from 140 to 280, it would permit usernames of up to 50 characters.



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