Two buttons were switched around in the Twitter app upgrade, which caused many users to unintentionally bookmark tweets. What changed and how to remove your Twitter bookmarks are explained below.
Our most frequently used apps, such as Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, make it simple to develop muscle memory for routine tasks. Instead of using the built-in share tools, a large portion of the 9to5Google staff prefers to use Twitter’s Copy Link option.
This requires two taps: the Share button, which exposes the app’s custom share sheet, and the Copy Link option in the middle row of options. Copy Link switched positions with Bookmark after the most recent update to Twitter’s mobile app, moving from the second to the first position in that row. This has caused many of us who have developed muscle memory to wrongly bookmark many tweets.
Even if it is already annoying, the issue is made worse by Twitter’s difficulty in removing the bookmark. When you bookmark a tweet, a banner that shows on the screen doesn’t provide an undo option. The same Bookmark option will appear when you click the Share button again, and if you choose it, you will merely be told that the tweet has already been saved.
Twitter users have started talking about the switch-up and the influx of bookmarks that has resulted, as you might anticipate.
You must tap your profile image on the site to access the side menu where you can erase your new collection of unwanted bookmarks. To view your whole list of saved tweets, select Bookmarks from this menu. Finally, select Delete Bookmark by tapping the share icon on one of these tweets. If you just want to remove everything, you can tap the three dots menu in the top right corner of the page to show the Clear all Bookmarks option.
Through the same share menu, you can also view and delete your Twitter bookmarks.
Google’s 9TO5 Although in the broad scheme of things, these changes are modest, it’s interesting to observe how they may cause users of an app to have, shall we say, strong feelings. Changes in an app’s appearance are unavoidable over time, but especially little ones like these might occasionally cause a more dramatic reaction since they disrupt muscle memory without being overtly different.