Save articles on Facebook

Facebook has announced a new book marking tool called Save.  As the name suggests, it lets you do just that: save links to articles, places to visit, movies and television shows to see, and music to check out later.

In a blog post the company’s Software Engineer, Daniel Giambalvo, writes, “Every day, people find all sorts of interesting items on Facebook that they don’t have time to explore right away, ” he explains.  “Now you can save items you find on Facebook to check out later when you have more time.”

According to an article on TechCrunch, Facebook tested a version of Save back in 2012.  According to that posing, Save doesn’t quite cache content behind the links like Pocket or Instapaper, but it should help users with browsing their news feeds in shorter bursts.  So they don’t have to worry about forgetting things they don’t have time to look at right away.

To find something you saved, navigate to the More tab on mobile and tap Saved.  Your saved items list is organized by category and you can swipe right on each item to share it with your friends or move it into your archive list.  Facebook says, everything you save is private and although the items will live within their own page, occasionally you might see them pop-up in your needs feed as reminders.

Facebook says Save rolls out to all iOS, Android, and web users over the next few days.  You;ll notice the option in your news feed, either as a button on the bottom of some posts or in the drop-down menu beside each post.

Read the full announcement form Facebook by clicking here.

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