Facebook launches Save — a way to save posts to view later

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By Justin Lafferty Comment

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Your friend posts a link to a story in the New Yorker that’s 7 pages long, but you’re just quickly skimming Facebook at work. Your favorite band just posted their newest music video, but you’re on the train without headphones.

Now, Facebook has a way to save that content and check it out later. Through Save, users can indicate that they want to bookmark content to revisit later. It is rolling out for iOS, Android and Web users over the next few days.

Facebook software engineer Daniel Giambalvo announced Save (not a separate app, just a layer on top of the current Facebook experience) in a blog post:

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.

By tapping/clicking the arrow in the top right corner of the post, people can indicate that they want to save the content. To go back to this content, users can go back to the “More” screen (the button on the right side) and scroll down to “Saved.” There, Facebook organizes saved content by type.

On desktop, a link to saved content will be on the left side of News Feed.

Readers: What do you think of this new feature?

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