When reading posts on mobile, I sometimes wish there was an option to easily open the same post on my computer. Right now, the “easiest” way to do this is to add a bookmark on mobile, go to desktop, open the bookmark, delete the bookmark, and then continue reading. I’m wondering if this could be streamlined a bit. Here’s what I’m thinking:
I propose adding a new section similar to drafts, that would list all the posts you currently have open in a browser on any device. The thought here is that if you wanted to continue reading the same post on another device, there’s a section specifically for that purpose. No need to bookmark the post or start writing a draft to get there. You also can’t really use the defer feature for this purpose since that only works for the final post in a topic. I’m thinking of this as a “hand off” feature. We already effectively have this for writing via drafts, but we don’t have it for reading. The only thing close is bookmarks, but I think it would be nice to avoid the overhead of adding and deleting the bookmarks when you want to immediately switch devices to continue reading.
If it’s not desirable to automatically detect what posts are currently opened on a device, another approach would be to have a menu option per post similar to Defer, which would send an immediate notification. The automatic detection approach feels cleaner to me though, since it’s more similar to drafts.