Users are perplexed by Twitter’s reversal of the Copy Link and Bookmark Buttons
Twitter has made a few minor changes to its platform. Changing the color of a “like” from red to pink, as well as the look of tweets and answers on a user’s profile page, are examples.
For a restricted set of its app users, a recent change has altered the order of the “Copy Link” and “Bookmark” buttons. It also looks to be completely useless.
Users are perplexed by Twitter’s reversal of the Copy Link and Bookmark Buttons.
According to a source, the order of these two options on the Twitter mobile app has been changed. When a user clicks the share button in the bottom right corner of a tweet, a personalized share sheet appears.
However, the company subsequently reconfigured the “Copy Link” and “Bookmark” actions, prompting long-time Twitter users to bookmark tweets rather than copy tweet URLs in an act of endless genius.
Furthermore, removing unwanted bookmarks is a time-consuming process. There is no undo button when the bookmark confirmation banner appears, and pressing the bookmark option on the same tweet only informs the user that the activity has already been done. Users must first go to their profile settings and then to the “Bookmarks” area to manage their bookmarks.
A source looked into the behavior of the share sheet on three devices in three different locations. In India, the options are “Copy Link,” “Share via,” and “Bookmark,” in that order. Meanwhile, our British buddy had “Copy Link,” “Bookmark,” and “Share through” on his screen. In Germany, we also saw “Share via,” “Copy Link,” and “Bookmark.” Surprisingly, we all have the same application version — 9.45.0.
The company has already played with the app’s colors and typography, but this is one A/B/C/x test that will irritate rather than profit. We don’t know what kind of data Twitter will be able to acquire as a consequence of this trial, but it looks like the firm is going by the seat of its pants.
Many users are annoyed by the abrupt changes, and instances of unintended bookmarking are on the rise. While Twitter has grand plans for large improvements like introducing an edit option and merging videos and photos in a single tweet, it’s preferable to start with the tiny details… and stick to them.
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