Twitter today announced its highly anticipated private bookmarking feature, which is starting to roll out along with some other sharing options. The new features comes via a new share icon.

Twitter first announced the private bookmarking feature last October, noting that many users were requesting the functionality. Originally it was referenced as “Save For Later” with Twitter now calling it “Bookmarks”.

Naturally, Twitter shared the news about the roll out in a tweet, including a GIF showing how it works. Now, the features that are housed in the new share icon include:

  • Bookmark Tweets you want to save
  • Direct message Tweets to others
  • Share Tweets via email or text message

The social media service notes in another tweet that bookmarks are private along with some use cases. “Found something historic? Don’t want to forget a joke? Article that you want to read later?”

The new features are rolling out starting today, however, we haven’t seen it arrive on any of iOS devices here at 9to5Mac. While this is certainly a handy feature, it likely won’t be available for third-party Twitter clients.

Are you looking forward to this feature? Or is using Twitter’s official app a deal-breaker?

Twitter for iOS available as a free download on the App Store.

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