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I really wish there was a 'save post' function so I could come back to a thread later to see how the conversation has developed.

Currently I usually only ever see a post once, unless someone boosts it later.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, please tell me if so, but I would like to just press a button on a post and have it saved in a private list (without notifying the poster).

Kinda (read: exactly) like reddit's save function.

IDK tho maybe that isn't how microblogging is supposed to work.

@peanutbutter144 On web, you could always just bookmark it to a folder?

@george_ that is true, but I do most of my mastodon-ing (?) on my phone on Tusky.

@peanutbutter144 @george_ isn’t that what “favoriting” (the little star) is for?

@tnova @george_ yeah I guess they're pretty close. I didn't know you could access your favorites as a list until just now.

But favouriting a post notifies the author, so not quite what I am looking for. But close enough that consider this problem Solved.

@peanutbutter144 In tusky there's no way I think but maybe you can bookmark it in the browser?

@brandon @peanutbutter144 Press the three dots, share, share link, pick firefox, bookmark.
Gives me a bookmark in firefox to that post.
Do it to the first post when you see a thread and the bookmark shows the thread.

@peanutbutter144
That is a big issue for me too. Sometimes I can't find my own posts and have to go to hunting for it.

@peanutbutter144

Pocket is no use either. It shows toot content within itself and offers no option to open link in app or even browser.
I tried few more apps including proprietary ones.
I even tried sharing link to Tusky but that was creating a toot with link in it. If only Tusky was able to handle Mastodon instance links. But every instance is a different domain and supporting each and everyone of them is a difficult job for Tusky devs.

@peanutbutter144
Fedilab for Android has toot bookmarking. I hope it satisfies your "Save Later" need.

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