Being a power Twitter user, I often favourite many tweets so that I can go through them later. However some of the tweets are time bound or an invite to an event, which means if I don’t access them on time, I miss them , leading to loss of opportunity, business development and/or productivity. Therefore, I am suggesting that Twitter adds a “remind me” option within tweets and Twitter cards. Please see below for more details.
What is the product feature?
I am proposing to introduce a “Remind Me” option within tweet entities in order to improve the end user’s experience, service utilisation and engagement on Twitter.
I strongly believe this feature will also help Twitter to bring more engagement with Twitter plus give deeper insight into users’ real interests and intent, and later on this feature can be monetised via Twitter Ads!
What is the problem?
When I see a tweet for a future event, there is no way I can set a reminder within Twitter to follow up that event, which means I could miss out on some very important events and that could cause loss of productivity, money, entertainment, and time.
If there is a time bound offer from a brand, such as tickets for popular concert on sale in the future, I can’t set a reminder, and if I miss that sale I can’t buy the product at a discounted price or I have to buy from resellers, which could cost me 2-3 times the list or discounted price.
Similarly, I can miss potential business and/or skill development opportunities, if I miss a Twitter chat or Q&A for a topic that can help me to engage with possible clients, suppliers, and/or other stakeholders.
I have also listed multiple examples for which I would like to set a reminder to utilise Twitter for both productivity, engagement and entertainment.
E.g. if I like to watch live TV interviews or talk shows:
Also, if I like to be reminded of relevant skill development programs:
Or want to catch up with live entertainment events!
What is the Solution?
The solution is a “Remind Me” option within tweet entities. The way it would work is that when I select the Remind Me option, I should be able to set a reminder date/time (default should be event time detected from tweet) and subsequently as per the reminder instructions, that tweet would be pinned at the top of my notification area, which will eventually trigger a notification on my mobile to alert me about the event.
Twitter can introduce the same feature via Twitter Card with a “Remind Me” button that can prompt features like add event to calendar and create/RSVP event to your friends.
I have drawn some sketches below to demonstrate how this option should work.
Step 1 – Select Remind Me Option
Users should be able to select the Remind Me option from both web and app!
Step 2 – Set Reminder (Time and Date)
This option will enable the user to set time and date to remind him/her of an event. The system should be intelligent enough to figure out time and date from the tweet. However, the user should be able modify reminder settings to receive an alert at their convenience.
Step 3: Notify User
As per the reminder (date and time), the Tweet should be pinned at the top in the notification tab – which will also trigger DM and Push Notification.
The above notification will trigger push notification on phones.
Twitter Card Option
I think Twitter can introduce a more advanced version via Twitter Cards where users can add events to their calendars or RSVP to others via a tweet!