How to Bookmark a Tweet
Finding an interesting tweet and trying to scroll back to it to show it to someone or read the new retweets can sometimes be quite tricky. Twitter has a constant stream of new content, which makes finding specific tweets really hard if you don’t have a username to search for or a screenshot.
However, Twitter does have a bookmark option that lets you find specific tweets easier by saving them to the bookmark section. In this article, you’ll find out how to bookmark a tweet using different devices.
How to Bookmark a Tweet on an iPad
The Tweeter app for iOS devices offers a variety of features, including the ability to bookmark a tweet. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter, you might believe that the “Like” button is the quickest method to bookmark noteworthy tweets. However, as you’ll quickly learn, liking a tweet does not precisely do that and is not the best way to save a tweet.
This is why the bookmark feature is useful and even necessary. If you wish to save a tweet for future reference, you should instead use Twitter’s bookmark feature. After bookmarking a tweet, it displays in your bookmarks list both in the mobile app and in the web browser version of Twitter.
To bookmark a tweet on your iPad, follow these steps:
- When you come across a tweet that you’d like to save for future references, touch the “Share” icon in the tweet’s bottom right corner.
- Tap “Bookmark” in the Share Tweet pop-up window (it’s in the bottom row of options).
- To access your bookmarks, press the three horizontal lines in the upper left corner of the screen and then “Bookmarks.”
To delete a tweet from your bookmarks, hit the Share icon and then tap “Remove Bookmark” in the Share Tweet box.
How to Bookmark a Tweet on an iPhone
The most popular phone in the U.S. is the iPhone. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that most people in the U.S. access Twitter over their iPhones. Because iPads and iPhones use the same operating system, the steps for bookmarking a tweet are pretty similar.
- Launch Twitter.
- Tap on a tweet you want to save it. This opens the tweet in a new window.
- Select the “Share” button. On an iPhone, it appears like an upside-down bracket with an arrow pointing upward.
- To add a tweet to your bookmarks, tap “Add Tweet to Bookmarks.”
Your saved tweets will be accessible via Twitter’s mobile and web browser versions. Additionally, the person that posted the tweet will not be alerted of the bookmark.
To access your bookmarked tweets, click the “Bookmarks” tab. It’s located in the left-hand menu bar. You may need to first tap your profile image in the upper-left corner of the news stream on the mobile app.
To remove a tweet from your bookmarks, just tap on it to view it, click the “Share” button, and then select “Remove Tweet from Bookmarks.”
How to Bookmark a Tweet on an Android Device
Bookmarking a tweet on an Android device is similar to bookmarking it on an iOS device. This is because the Android app offers all the same features as the iOS mobile app. Keep in mind that there are a variety of Android devices and that steps may vary slightly on each one, but the main idea stays the same. Follow these steps to bookmark a tweet on android:
- Open the Twitter app.
- Select a tweet you want to bookmark by tapping on it. This opens the tweet in a new window.
- Tap on the “Share” button. It looks like three circles that are joined by a V-shaped line.
- To add a tweet to your bookmarks, choose “Add Tweet to Bookmarks.”
Go to the “Bookmark” tab to review or remove your bookmarked tweets.
How to Bookmark a Tweet on a PC
Twitter is fully accessible through a web browser using a PC. This includes the bookmarking feature as well. The steps to bookmark a tweet on PC are:
- Open Twitter in your browser and find a tweet you wish to bookmark.
- At the bottom right of the tweet, click the “Share” button.
- Click “Add Tweet to Bookmarks” in the pop-up menu.
- To access your bookmarks, press the bookmarks symbol that resembles a flag. It’s in the window on the left of the page.
To delete a tweet from your bookmarks, press the “Share” icon and then select “Remove Tweet from Bookmarks” from the dropdown menu.
Are Bookmarks and Lists the Same?
No. Bookmarks just save the tweets you like to the “Bookmark” tab. On the other hand, Twitter Lists are collections of tweets from other accounts organized by group, topic, or interest, and they are searchable.
Are Bookmarks Available for Twitter Spaces?
Yes, if you’re hosting or speaking in a Twitter space, you may use Bookmarks to arrange and queue up your Tweets or future shares.
Why Can’t I Bookmark?
The Bookmarking feature doesn’t usually have any issues but experiencing issues with the Twitter app on your device can affect this feature. Firstly, check your internet connection. If your device is not connected to the internet or your connection is unstable, you’ll think that you’ve bookmarked a tweet without actually doing it. That’s why the tweet won’t appear in the “Bookmark” tab when you finally do have a connection.
Secondly, check for updates. Older app versions can cause some features not to work. Go to the Google Play Store or App store to see if there are any updates. Another reason can be that your operating system is not up to date. This can also lead to apps not working correctly.
Thirdly, you can try to restart your device. By restarting it, some temporary bugs can be fixed. You can also try uninstalling and reinstalling the app to “restart” it. This will require your login information.
Fourthly, you can clean the cache memory of the app. Cache builds up over time and can result in some features not working. Clearing it out will give you a “restart” effect without losing any data or changing any settings. If you are experiencing these issues on a browser, try clearing out the browser cache.
Save Your Favorite Tweets
Now you can quickly return to any tweet you’ve bookmarked. The option has been available since 2018, yet many users are unaware of it and end up liking or sharing tweets just to be able to view them later. Bookmarking is more accessible; you’ll have an organized list of tweets. Moreover, it doesn’t use storage space like a screenshot or notify the person who posted the tweet it’s been “liked.”
Have you ever bookmarked a tweet? How often do you use tweeter? Do you post your own tweets? Let us know in the comment section below!