Twitter share enhancements
We’ve just launched a few Twitter share enhancements that make the Briefly to Twitter and back experience much easier and more personal.
You may already be using our Twitter at reply feature to pull articles you find on Twitter for highlighting. Once you have a post in Briefly and you have finished your highlights, you can share your highlights on Twitter, along with your own commentary.
- Now when you share on Twitter, we’re grabbing the link for your Tweet and tacking it to the top of the post for your reference. This confirms that the Tweet was created successfully, and you can click on the link to jump into whatever is happening around your Tweet on Twitter.
- Customize the highlights you will share on Twitter. We realize that people sometimes highlight on Briefly with a different goal in mind from their Twitter shares. Folks often highlight on Briefly to generate an overall article summary, and to save their favorite sections of an article for later use. When the highlights extend to 5+ sentences, this can create a highlight image with small text, or that cuts off much of the summary with an ellipsis. When people are tweeting, they often want to add commentary to a specific section of the article, rather than the entire article. When the summary is more general, the effect is less direct and personal. To address this, we’ve extended our share interface to provide for the trimming out of sentences for your share. Now, you can highlight to your heart’s content, then tap the Twitter share and cut out the sentences you don’t want to include, leaving behind the portion you want to emphasize in your tweet.
The Twitter share functionality is super simple to use and works just as well on mobile. We hope these features will help you extend the value of Briefly as a tool for finding good content and building your voice around this content across your social channels.
Let us know if you like these features and if you have other ideas that can help us make Briefly useful for you.
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