Facebook has introduced today a new feature that is called ‘Save’ and with it, users can save stuff to read it later. With this new bookmarking feature, you will be able to save that interesting link your friend shared and read it later. We often check our Facebook activity and we see interesting things getting posted, but we don’t have time to read or what that video until its end.
With the new Save for Web and mobile feature, you can bookmark links, places, movies, TV shows and music. all of the saved items can be accessed later for viewing on the Web or on your mobile device. Also, as expected, you can share any items you’ve Saved with your Facebook friends. Facebook said the following on its official blog:
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. You can save items like links, places, movies, TV and music. Only you can see the items you save unless you choose to share them with friends.
So, in order to access the Saved items on the Web, you just need to click on the Saved feature on the left-hand side of your News Feed. If you’re accessing Facebook from a mobile device, you will have to click on the more tab. Your saved items will be organized by category and you can open, share or archive them.
It’s really cool that Facebook will periodically notify of those saved items that you haven’t yet opened, just in case you forget about them. However, the new Save feature isn’t available immediately and it will start rolling out to Android, iOS and the Web over the next few days. When I checked, it wasn’t yet deployed in my country.
With this new feature, Facebook try to make its users less dependent on third-party services such as Pinterest, Instapaper, Pocket that provided read-it-later services.