Twitter makes it easy to flag tweets on iOS

Twitter makes it easy to flag tweets on iOS

January 21, 2023 at 12:04 PM
2 minute read

iOS users no longer have to tap to share/save tweets (Photo credit: Twitter)

The microblogging platform Twitter has made it easy for iOS users to bookmark tweets.

Users can simply tap on the bookmark button present below the expanded tweet details to do so. Tap to share or save is now a thing of the past.

As for Twitter Blue subscribers, they can organize the tweets of their choice into folders by pressing the flag icon.

Why does this story matter?

  • Twitter is losing money, and owner Elon Musk is trying various means to turn his fortunes around.
  • At a time when advertisers are withdrawing support, it’s important to keep users happy as they are the lifeblood of the business.
  • Usage optimizations are a step in this direction. Bookmarking should become easier on Android and on desktop as well in the coming days.

How were tweets marked before?

Previously, iOS users had to click the share option to open the sharing window and then hit the bookmark button to save the tweet.

The process of saving/retrieving tweets was cumbersome and many people simply used the “Like” button as a substitute for bookmarks.

Now click on the bookmark button. There is also a banner at the top of the screen that says “Show all bookmarks.”

To delete saved bookmarks, go to the Bookmarks section and tap the ‘Bookmark’ icon in the tweet details part of a tweet.

In the meantime, if you want to remove all bookmarks at once, click the ‘More’ icon at the top of the Bookmarks timeline.

Notably, bookmarks are private and can only be viewed within your account.

What awaits Twitter Blue subscribers?

It’s easier for Twitter Blue users to organize their information.

They can save bookmarks directly to a folder by clicking the new flag icon.

To access flagged tweets or bookmarked folders later, long press from the tweet details.

This feature is not limited to iOS. Android users with a Twitter Blue subscription can also check it out.

Android users also have reason to celebrate

Android users can now see the view count on the right side of their tweets. This counter is present between the ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ buttons. If you update to the latest version of the app, you can switch between two timeline view modes: For You and Following.

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