Social networking giant Twitter on Wednesday announced the launch of new features for its mobile apps, lite versions of mobile apps, and mobile website. The biggest highlight of the update is the addition of Bookmarks to allow users to save tweets for quicker access later. Apart from that, Twitter has also added options such as sharing via Twitter Direct Message, email, and on text message. The update will be rolled out for users on the Android app, iOS app, Twitter Lite, and mobile.twitter.com (mobile website). Twitter claims the update comes after numerous users suggested its implementation.
We got our hands on the new accessibility features on the Android and iOS Twitter apps. Now, unlike the previous "Send to DM" button on the taskbar placed below a tweet, app users will see a new Share button that provides options such as "Send via Direct Message", "Add Tweet to Bookmarks", and "Share Tweet via".
The Bookmark tab can be seen from the menu placed under the profile button on the app, which has other tabs such as Profile, Lists, Moments, and Settings. Talking about the "Send via Direct Message" feature, it is similar to its predecessor and offers the preview of a tweet in the user's DM. And, lastly, "Share Via" gives options of sharing the tweet link across apps including Messages, email, Notes, or other supported options. On iOS, at least, we have seen the redesigned Share tab in testing for the past couple of weeks, with the official rollout taking place on all mobile platforms this week.
"Thank you for being part of this process - your feedback was valuable in building this update, and it made it all the more fun for us as we built a new feature for you. As a result, we all have an easier way to save, share, and stay informed," said Jesar Shah, Product Manager at Twitter commenting on customer feedback for the implementation of these new features.