Twitter now shows bookmark counts on tweets

Twitter now shows bookmark counts on tweets
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Twitter now shows bookmark counts on tweets

Twitter has slapped yet one more social media stat on users’ tweets: Bookmark counts.

On Thursday, Twitter began to roll out analytics onto tweets that show what number of instances a tweet has been bookmarked. As of publishing time, the bookmark depend stat is only exhibiting up on Twitter’s iOS apps however will quickly increase and be displayed on Twitter for internet and different platforms too.

Bookmark counts

This is what the underside of a tweet web page appears to be like like now. So many numbers…
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“We love Bookmarks for saving Tweets to revisit later,” posted the official @TwitterAssist account. “Starting today on iOS, you’ll now see the total number of times a Tweet has been bookmarked on Tweet details.

And to be clear: The variety of instances a tweet has been bookmarked is displayed publicly. Users won’t be able to see who has bookmarked a tweet as bookmarks are supposed to be personal.

“We’ll never display which accounts have added a Tweet to their Bookmarks,” Twitter added to its tweet assertion.

The addition of bookmark counts has been extremely criticized on Twitter already with users discovering the quantity pointless. Others have quipped that Twitter has been including so many alternative social media stats to particular person tweets that the tweet web page has now grow to be cluttered. Women in explicit on the platform have been disturbed to search out how many instances pictures of themselves that they shared have been bookmarked.

Tweets already displayed what number of instances it was retweeted, quoted, and preferred. In December, shortly after Elon Musk acquired the corporate, Twitter rolled out view counts for tweets as effectively. With the addition of bookmark counts, there at the moment are 5 completely different metrics displayed on each tweet.

Jane Manchun Wong, a developer who usually finds new options being added into apps before they formally roll out, first reported about Twitter’s bookmark depend being added into tweet particulars last month. She also seen a development now that bookmark counts are public too.

“Just looking at porn tweets and it seems they have higher bookmark-to-like ratio,” Wong tweeted.

For these unfamiliar with the function, Twitter first rolled out bookmarks in 2018. Prior to that, many Twitter users would “like” a tweet in order to save it for later. However, being that likes are public, “liking” a tweet would usually be misconstrued as an endorsement of the assertion in the post. The bookmark function enabled users to privately create a group of tweets that they might wish to refer back to later.

In January of this year, Twitter moved the bookmark function on its cell apps from a drop down menu to a tappable icon seen on the same web page as every tweet. The goal was to advertise the usage of the function on the platform. Not long after, Musk tweeted his intention to incorporate the quantity of instances a tweet was bookmarked in the full “likes” quantity. However, with the roll out of bookmark counts, it appears the 2 metrics will probably be kept separate.

As everyone knows, Musk is an enormous fan of social media stats. 

The billionaire reportedly called an emergency assembly with Twitter engineers on the evening of the Super Bowl after a tweet from President Joe Biden outperformed one in every of his. The subsequent day, Twitter rolled out an algorithm change that injected Musk’s tweets to the highest of each users’ feed. 

Musk has also promoted Twitter because the “biggest click driver on the internet” and later deleted the tweet when truth checks identified that the social community is definitely a reasonably low visitors driver when in comparison with opponents.