Jul
23
2014

Facebook launches Save – the read-it-later style bookmarking feature

Facebook launches Save - the read-it-later style bookmarking feature

Facebook launches Save – the read-it-later style bookmarking feature

Over the years, Facebook has been trying really hard to become the ultimate news source. From multiple News Feeds to a standalone Paper app and trending topics, we have seen a whole lot of features being added to the social networking platform. Now, almost two years after they took over the ‘read-it-later’ startup Spool, Facebook is ready to show off their own version of it, called Save.

Quite like ‘read-it-later, ‘Save’ allows users to bookmark content from their news feeds to view them later. The feature was announced by Facebook’s engineer Daniel Giambalvo through a blog post. He wrote, “Every day, people find all sorts of interesting items on Facebook that they don’t have time to explore right away. Now you can save items that you find on Facebook to check out later when you have more time.”

Users can use Facebook Save feature to save music, links, places, books and movies.

Users can use Facebook Save feature to save music, links, places, books and movies.

The feature is being gradually rolled out and will be available on web version as well as the Facebook app for iOS and Android. Users can use the feature to save music, links, places, books and movies. A drop down menu in the upper right corner of a post or piece of content will give you access to the feature. All your saved items will remain private, unless you choose to share it with your friends. To view or arrange all the saved content on the web, there will be a link on the left hand side of the page. The mobile version will come with the ‘More’ tab that’ll let you access all your saved items.

Unlike Twitter, where users could ‘favourite’ posts and come back to them later, Facebook never really had such a feature. Save should be a great addition and would make revisiting older posts a lot easier. Users will no longer have to navigate across their entire news feed to find that one interesting info. As the feature rolls out over the next few days, it would be interesting to see how popular it might become.

Images: Forbes & Halles

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