After promising a feature that makes it easy to bookmark tweets, Twitter is now rolling it out on iOS. The new design shows the bookmark button below the expanded tweet view. This makes it easier to add a post to your bookmarks.
Before today’s change, you had to tap the share button to open the share card and then tap the bookmark option to save a tweet. Next to the new button, once you tap it, you’ll see a banner at the top of the screen that says “Show all bookmarks.”
The option is currently only visible in the iOS app, but we can expect Twitter to roll it out to Android and the web soon.
Earlier this month, Elon promised to bring Musk the bookmark button to the detailed tweet view. Now it is finally rolling out to end users. Many people have used the “Like” button as a bookmarking feature – only because it was cumbersome to save and retrieve tweets as bookmarks. But this new button placement may change things up a bit.
In particular, if you have a Twitter Blue subscription – which is now also available on Android – you can use the bookmark folder feature to organize them better.
In addition, Twitter has also updated its Android app to display the two timeline options in two separate tabs side by side. The company rolled out the standard “For You” timeline and chronological “Following” timeline to iOS for the first time last week.
It later brought this view to the web as well. At that point, Twitter remembered your timeline choice even if you closed the tab. So, for example, if you choose “Follow” and open Twitter in a new tab after closing it, the “Follow” timeline will appear as the default feed. However, the company now seems to have made the change so that by default you will see the “For You” feed when you refresh the page or open Twitter in a new tab.
Meanwhile, the company made changes to the API terms last night, effectively killing external customers. As a result, well-known apps like Twitterrific have started pulling their apps from the app stores.