Saving Bookmarks

How do I add new bookmarks?

You can either user our chrome extension or our firefox extension or the form

How do I install the bookmarklet?

The bookmarklet is a legacy shortcut to create bookmarks in browsers we either don't support yet directly through an extension or we don't plan to support. To install, make sure the bookmarks toolbar is visible and drag and drop the following button to the toolbar. If you're using IE, right-click the bookmarklet and select 'add to favorites'. Add to Tefter

Importing Bookmarks

How do I import my bookmarks from Pocket?

You can follow the instructions here and import your bookmarks to Tefter.

How do I import my bookmarks from Pinboard?

You can follow the instructions here and import your bookmarks to Tefter.

How do I import my bookmarks from my browser's bookmarks?

If your browser is the latest Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox or Edge you can visit this and upload your bookmarks to Tefter.

How do I import my bookmarks from service X?

If your're using a bookmarking service not mentioned in the sections above, let us know by sending an email at We may either help you import them or plan to support it directly from the UI.

Exporting data

How do I export my bookmarks?

You should follow the instructions here and choose "Export your data -> Bookmarks"

Export data

How do I export my lists?

You should follow the instructions here and choose "Export your data -> Lists"

Export data

Miscellaneous Questions

Cancelling Membership

You can cancel your membership any time. You can resume it later if you change your mind.

What are Karma Points?

Karma is what we call the points you earn when you contribute to the Tefter community by sharing stuff that others find useful. It is calculated as the sum of bookmarks you have shared and others have "added" and the number of subscribers across your lists. Karma points are displayed in user profiles.

In the search input field, use "user:some-username" to scope the search results to a certain user.
Example: "user:~awesome elixir deployment"

Alternatively you can use the new shortcut "/user some-username".
Example: "/user ~awesome elixir deployment"

This search query, returns all the public bookmarks of the user "~awesome" that match the terms "elixir" and "deployment".

Example of user image search

Why do some users have a "feed" label?

Don't worry it's not because you have to feed them 🍔.
Feeds are essentially bot users, scripted by us to generate public bookmarks from sources we find interesting.
In the future we plan to support creating custom feeds through RSS. At the moment we've only released a couple, hackernewsbot who scrapes the hackernews top posts
and awesomebot who bookmarks all the links from awesome-* repositories neatly organised in lists per domain.
For example, there are ruby and elixir the technologies behind Tefter!.

How can I stop receiving news and updates from Tefter

Although we send news and updates sporadically, you can control whether to receive them or not by setting the flag here

Is there a desktop app?

Yes, you may a find packages for macOS, Windows and Linux here.

Is there a mobile app?

There's no native app, but you can add Tefter to your home screen and reap all the benefits of a mobile app without having yet another process eating away your phones precious memory.
Read this for instructions on how to add it on your device.

In the search input field, use "/feed keyphrase" to filter your feed.
Example: "/feed earth climate"

This search query, returns all the public bookmarks of all the users you follow.

Example of feed search

In the search input field, use "/explore keyphrase" to filter Explore page bookmarks.
Example: "/explore fasttext"

This search query, returns all the public bookmarks from the Explore page.

Example of explore search


How can I access the API?

To access the API you need to use your API token, you can find it in your account under "API Token". Then read the API documentation for the available endpoints.

How can I use Tefter from Slack?

We offer a Slack integration. There's a video with instructions on how to set it up and use it.
To add it to one of your workspaces, click the "Add to Slack" button found under the "Slack Integration" section of your your account. Slack will prompt you to authorize our application for your workspace. Add to Slack integration login

Slack commands

The first time you enter one of the available commands, you'll be asked to associate your slack account with your Tefter one.

Slack Actions

With the Bookmark links action, we'll scan a message for links and create bookmarks for each one of them. Slack actions integration



You can find our privacy policy here.

Deleting your Account

If you wish to delete your account, click "Deactivate your account", here. This will irrevocably delete your account and any data linking to it.

Access to your data

We don't sell, or allow any third parties to have access to your data. It is not part of our business strategy to do so.

You are advised not to keep sensitive links in Tefter. Links and notes which if for any reason become public by an accident, a coding error or leak, would cause damage to you, your employer and others.

We, the administrators, for maintainance purposes, may access your data. It is otherwise not in our interests to do so.

Other users will be able to see only the bookmarks and lists you have decided to share.


Free plan

Readable formatting

We present your bookmarks in readable, ad-free non distractive format wherever possible.

Tag suggestion

We try to help you organizing your bookmarks by suggesting tags for each page.


You have autocomplete suggestions in the search bar for your bookmarks, lists, domains, tags and the users you follow.

Follow users

You can follow users or feeds and get latest updates from newly added bookmarks in your feed!

Data export

You can export your data anytime you want. From your profile you can choose to export your bookmarks or lists.

Interactive bookmark previews

We display interactive previews for popular websites or services. This way you can enjoy your favorite YouTube videos or Soundcloud tracks instantly.

Premium plan

We periodically scan your bookmarks for dead links. A bookmark which is a dead link is annotated with a label and you also get easy access to them through a "dead links" filter.


We store full content of your bookmarks when you save it to Tefter. Currently It is accessible through data export.

Share private lists

You can create private lists and share them with your friends or colleagues. They can subscribe to your shared private lists and get notifications from newly added bookmarks.

Subscribe to lists

You can subscribe to lists and receive notifications when the owner of the list adds new bookmarks.

Team plans


Aliases can be used to assign memorable shorthands to links.
It's currently available only through our Slack Integration.
See here on how to install it.
To assign an alias "blog", use:

        /tefter alias blog
To retrieve the link by its alias, use:
        /tefter blog


Every organization plan has number of seats. By seats, we mean that anyone inside an organization can read bookmarks but only those who occupy seats can create new bookmarks or edit them. Usually, one can claim a seat by logging in through the Slack integration by typing `/tefter login`. The number of seats is the main distinction between the different organization payment plans.

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