How to see old bookmarks in Twitter (use find and search in text)
Bookmarking on Twitter is easy. Finding them not so much.
Do you remember that funny cat video or that insightful quote you bookmarked on Twitter ages ago? You know it's there in your bookmarks, but scrolling through hundreds of tweets to find it sounds like a chore, right?
Well, good news! There's an easier way to find your old bookmarked tweets.
Even though Twitter doesn't have a built-in search feature for bookmarks, we've got a neat little trick to help you out. This trick involves using your device's 'Find' function to search text on a webpage. Here’s how:
Step 1: Open Your Bookmarks
Start by opening Twitter and tapping on your profile picture at the top of the screen. A menu will appear on the left. See where it says "Bookmarks"? Give that a tap.
Step 2: Scroll to Load Your Bookmarks
Now, here's the thing: you need to load your bookmarks first before you can search them. Start scrolling down to load more tweets. It might take a bit of time.
Step 3: Open 'Find in Page' on Your Device
Once you've loaded your bookmarks, it's time to search! If you're using a computer, you can press 'Ctrl + F' (or 'Command + F' if you're on a Mac) to open the 'Find' bar.
If you're on a mobile device, it's a bit different. For iPhone users, tap the 'Share' button at the bottom of your screen (it looks like a box with an arrow), scroll down, and tap 'Find on Page'. If you're using an Android phone, tap the three dots in the top right corner of your screen, and then tap 'Find in Page.'
Step 4: Type in What You're Looking For
Now that the 'Find' bar is open, type in a word or phrase from the tweet you're looking for. It could be a part of the tweet or even the username of the person who posted it. As you type, your device will highlight where that word or phrase appears on the page.
Step 5: Find Your Tweet
Use the arrows in the 'Find' bar to scroll through the matches. Your tweet should be among them! Once you see it, you can tap on it to view the whole tweet.
This trick can save you a lot of time when you're trying to find that one old bookmarked tweet. Remember, the key is to know a specific word or phrase from the tweet you're looking for.
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