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Twitter rolls out Bookmarks feature globally

Bookmarks feature is rolling out globally on Twitter for iOS and Android, Twitter Lite and mobile.twitter.com

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Developers can now access twitter archives. VOA
Developers can now access twitter archives. VOA
  • Twitter’s bookmark feature is now global
  • By clicking the ‘share’ icon, tweets can be bookmarked
  • This feature was long awaited by the users

Twitter has launched its Bookmarks feature globally that will give its over 300 million users a new way of saving tweets they like and might want to revisit and share.

With our new “share” icon on every Tweet, the users will be able to bookmark a tweet, share via Direct Message, or Share off of Twitter any number of ways.

Twitter's bookmark feature now global.
Twitter’s bookmark feature is now global.

“Because we put all sharing actions together in one place, it’s easier to save and share privately or publicly — in the moment, or later,” Jesar Shah, Product Manager, said in a blog post on Thursday.

To bookmark a tweet, tap the share icon under the tweet and select, “Add Tweet to Bookmarks”.

To find it later, tap “Bookmarks” from your profile icon menu. You can remove tweets from your Bookmarks at any time. Also, only you can see what you’ve bookmarked.

Twitter is a social micro-blogging site. Wikimedia Commons
The feature was long awaited. Wikimedia Commons

“We tweeted ongoing updates as we built Bookmarks so we could incorporate your input as we worked. By working this way, we learned that you like to save replies so you can answer later and that you may share Tweet hours or days later after you’ve bookmarked it,” Shah said.

Bookmarks feature is rolling out globally on Twitter for iOS and Android, Lite and mobile.twitter.com. IANS

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Micro-blogging Site Twitter Removes Precise Location Tagging on App

After the precise location-sharing feature for tweets is removed, users who want to share where they are can do so through services like independent location data platform Foursquare

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The Twitter logo appears on a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.. VOA

Micro-blogging site Twitter has decided to eliminate the option of letting users add their precise location details like latitude and longitude as part of their tweets.

“Most people don’t tag their precise location in tweets, so we’re removing this ability to simplify your tweeting experience,” Twitter Support posted on Wednesday.

However, the company said users would still be able to add precise location tags in tweets captured through the app’s camera.

“You’ll still be able to tag your in tweets through our updated camera. It’s helpful when sharing on-the-ground moments,” the company added.

While the announcement gathered several newer reactions, comments and opinions, some users stuck to their demand asking the micro-blogging site to add the abilility to edit tweets on the platform.

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FILE – A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo. VOA

Questioning the platform on displaying the “Twitter for Android” or “Twitter for iOS” label benethe posts a user wrote: “Also why mention the device being used?”

Twitter users can opt out of location-sharing features in its “privacy and safety” menu.

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Users who do not wish to share their precise location details should continue keeping the feature turned off for as long as it is still available in Twitter’s camera, TechCrunch reported.

After the precise location-sharing feature for tweets is removed, users who want to share where they are can do so through services like independent location data platform Foursquare, the report added. (IANS)