Saving Links from Twitter to Pocket

Introduction

Twitter and Pocket are a match made in heaven. There’s so much fantastic content that can be found in your Twitter feed each and every day, and Pocket is the perfect place to save this content so you can return to it later. Lucky for us it’s super easy to save content that you discover on Twitter to your Pocket account, from any device!

As a bonus, when you save a link from Twitter and open it in Pocket for iOS or Android, you'll see the original tweet at the top of the article. We call this Tweet Attribution, and it helps you remember where you originally found the link. You can also perform actions on it, just like when you're on Twitter's website or apps.

To learn how to save from Twitter, just click on the appropriate platform below.

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Saving to Pocket from Twitter on iOS

Twitter for iOS supports the “native share menu”, and you’ll use this to save Tweeted links to Pocket. This is the the same menu that you see when sharing from many other apps on your device, including Safari or Photos. The share menu includes “share extensions” that let you share information to other apps and services.It’s important to add the Pocket share extension to the share menu so you can save from Twitter and other apps. Click below to learn how.

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Add Pocket to your Share Menu

The iOS Share Menu

In order to add Pocket to your share menu, you must add it first. Don’t worry, you’ll only need to do it once. Click the link below to learn how.

Enabling the Pocket Share Extension in iOS

Tip: If you’re familiar with enabling share extensions but are having trouble finding Pocket, make sure you’re tapping the More button in the top row, with the colored icons. Please visit the article above for additional details.

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Save to Pocket from Twitter
Once you’ve added Pocket to your share menu, there are two methods for saving to Pocket from Twitter. 
Saving with long-press 
While scrolling through your Twitter feed and find something you want to view later, you can save it to Pocket without waiting for the page to open and load. Here’s how:
  1. Find a link or article that you want to save, and press and hold your finger on it for a second or two until the share menu appears.
  2. In the share menu, tap Pocket to save it to your list.

Tip: Please be sure to long-press directly on the link or article you’re trying to save, not the tweet background or other non-hyperlinked text.

Saving after opening an article

If you want to open an item to see what it is before saving, no problem! You can easily save after opening it. Here’s how:

  1. Tap a link or article in your Twitter feed to view it in the in-app browser
  2. Tap the Share button at the top left corner
  3. Tap “More…”
  4. In the share menu, tap Pocket to save it to your list

Saving to Pocket from Twitter on Android

There are two methods for saving to Pocket from Twitter on Android. No setup necessary!

Saving with long-press
  1. When you find a link or article that you want to save, press and hold your finger on it for a second or two on a the Tweet that has a link you want to save to Pocket. A menu will appear after a brief moment.
  2. Note: For best results, please try to avoid any hyperlinks, and try to long-press on the tweet text or background instead.

  3. Tap Share to…
  4. Tap Add to Pocket.
  5. You’ll see a message confirming that the link has been saved to your list
  6. Bonus: Quick Save Actions (in the circles) let you easily add Tags to the item you’ve just saved, share it using Send to Friend, or open Pocket by tapping on the Pocket icon. Quick Save Actions can be turned on in Settings, and require the Draw over Apps Android permission.
Saving after opening an article

If you want to open an item to see what it is before saving, no problem! You can easily save after opening it. Here’s how:

  1. Tap a link or article in your Twitter feed to view it in the in-app browser
  2. Tap the overflow menu
  3. Tap Share via…, and then select Add to Pocket

Saving to Pocket from Twitter.com

Saving great content that you find on Twitter’s Web App to your Pocket account is fast and easy.

Add the Pocket Button to your Twitter Timeline in Chrome, Safari or Opera
  1. Click here to install the Save to Pocket browser extension
  2. When you visit your Twitter timeline, you'll begin to see Pocket buttons alongside the Reply, Retweet, and Favorite buttons beneath tweets that include links.
  3. When you find a link or article that you want to save, simply click the Pocket button!

Tip: The Pocket button will only be included below tweets that include a link. If the tweet is only text, you won't see a Pocket button.

Click the Pocket button to save the link to your list.

If you’d rather not see the Pocket icon on Twitter.com, you can hide it. Simply head to your extension options and disable Pocket under Quick save services. Here's how:

  • In Chrome and Opera: right-click the Pocket button in your toolbar and select Options.
  • In Safari: Open the Safari menu, select Preferences, select Extensions, then select Pocket and click the Pocket settings checkbox.

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