Finding an interesting tweet and trying to come back to it to show someone or read the new retweets can sometimes be quite tricky. Twitter has a constant stream of new content, which makes finding specific tweets very difficult if you don't have a username to search for or a screenshot of.
However, Twitter has a bookmark option which makes it easier for you to find specific tweets by saving them in the bookmarks section. In this article, you will learn 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 tag a tweet. If you're unfamiliar with Twitter, you might think the "Like" button is the quickest way to bookmark notable tweets. However, as you'll quickly learn, liking a tweet doesn't do precisely that, and isn't the best way to save a tweet.
This is why the bookmark function is useful and even necessary. If you want to save a tweet for future reference, you should use Twitter's bookmark feature instead. After you bookmark a tweet, it shows up in your bookmarks list in both the mobile app and the web browser version of Twitter.
To bookmark a tweet on your iPad, follow these steps:
- When you come across a tweet that you want to save for future references, tap the "Share" icon in the lower right corner of the tweet.
- Tap "Bookmark" in the Share Tweet popup (it's in the bottom row of options).
- To access your bookmarks, tap the three horizontal lines in the top left corner of the screen, then tap "Bookmarks."
To remove a tweet from your bookmarks, tap the Share icon, then tap "Remove Bookmark" in the Share Tweet box.
How to Bookmark a Tweet on an iPhone
The most popular phone in the United States is the iPhone. Therefore, it's safe to assume that most people in the United States access Twitter through their iPhones. Since iPads and iPhones use the same operating system, the steps for bookmarking a tweet are quite similar.
- Launch Twitter.
- Tap a tweet you want to save. This opens the tweet in a new window.
- Select the "Share" button. On an iPhone, it appears as an upside-down bracket with an arrow pointing up.
- To add a tweet to your bookmarks, tap "Add tweet to bookmarks".
Your saved tweets will be accessible through the mobile and web browser versions of Twitter. Also, the person who posted the tweet will not be alerted to the bookmark.
To access your favorite tweets, click on the “Bookmarks” tab. It's in the left menu bar. You may need to tap your profile picture in the top left corner of the newsfeed on the mobile app first.
To remove a tweet from your bookmarks, simply tap on it to view it, click the "Share" button, 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. Indeed, the Android application offers all the same functionalities as the iOS mobile application. Keep in mind that there are a variety of Android devices and the steps may vary slightly from device to device, but the main idea remains the same. Follow these steps to tag 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.
- Press the "Share" button. It looks like three circles connected 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 delete your bookmarked tweets.
How to Tag a Tweet on a PC
Twitter is fully accessible through a web browser using a PC. This also includes the bookmark feature. The steps to bookmark a tweet on PC are:
- Open Twitter in your browser and find a tweet you want to bookmark.
- At the bottom right of the tweet, click the “Share” button.
- Click "Add Tweet to Bookmarks" in the context menu.
- To access your bookmarks, tap the bookmark symbol that looks like a flag. It's in the window on the left side of the page.
To remove a tweet from your favorites, tap the "Share" icon, then select "Remove Tweet from Favorites" from the drop-down menu.
Are bookmarks and lists the same?
No. Bookmarks simply save the tweets you like in 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 host or speak in a Twitter space, you can use Bookmarks to organize and queue your future Tweets or shares.
Why can't I bookmark?
The bookmarking feature is generally not a problem, but issues with the Twitter app on your device may affect this feature. First, check your internet connection. If your device isn't connected to the internet or your connection is unstable, you'll think you've tagged a tweet without tagging. That's why the tweet won't appear in the "Bookmark" tab when you finally get a connection.
Second, check for updates. Older versions of the app may prevent some features from working. Go to Google Play Store or App Store to see if there are any updates. Another reason may be that your operating system is not up to date. It can also prevent apps from working properly.
Third, you can try restarting 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.
Fourth, you can clean the app's cache memory. Cache accumulates over time and can prevent some features from working. Clearing it will give you a "reboot" effect without losing data or changing any settings. If you experience these issues on a browser, try clearing the browser cache.
Save your favorite tweets
You can now quickly return to any tweet you've bookmarked. The option has been available since 2022, but many users ignore it and end up liking or sharing tweets just so they can see them later. Bookmarking is more accessible; you will have an organized list of tweets. Also, it doesn't use storage space like a screenshot or let the person who posted the tweet know they've been "liked".
Have you ever favorited a tweet? How often do you use the tweeter? Do you post your own tweets? Let us know in the comment section below!