Recommending items on Pocket

Introduction

When you recommend items on Pocket, they’ll appear in your profile and your followers’ Discover feeds. You can also cross-post your recommendations to Twitter to easily share to your other social networks at once.

At a minimum, you can recommend just a link. However, we also suggest including a comment to explain why you’re recommending it. You can even add your favorite quote from articles as well. Continue reading to learn how to recommend items on Pocket.

Recommending an item on iOS

On your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can recommend an item by:

  1. Opening it in Pocket 
  2. Tap the share icon in the bottom toolbar. 
  3. Tap Recommend

You’ll then be able to add a comment and decide whether your link and comment will be posted on Twitter. You can also add an optional quote, or excerpt, from the article that you’re recommending. To do this, first highlight the text you’d like to quote, and then tap the Recommend button in the popup.

Recommending an item on Android

On your Android phone or tablet:

  1. Open the item in Pocket 
  2. Tap the share icon in the top toolbar. 
  3. Tap Recommend

You’ll be able to add a comment and decide whether your link and comment will be posted on Twitter.

You can also add an optional quote, or excerpt, from the article that you’re recommending. To do this, first highlight the text you’d like to quote, and then tap the Recommend button. It’ll appear in the top toolbar, or in the text selection popup if you’re using Android Marshmallow (6.0) or above.

Recommending an item on Web

In your browser, you can recommend an item by opening it in Pocket and tapping the Share button. It’s located on the top right in the toolbar. You’ll then be able to add a comment before posting it to your profile.

You can also add an optional quote, or excerpt, from the article that you’re recommending. To do this:

  1. Highlight the text you’d like to quote
  2. Click Share 
  3. Tap Recommend 

How to remove a recommended item from your feed

If you recommended an item but want to remove it, visit your profile, the tap the ●●● button and select Delete Post.

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