Facebook Announces Rollout of Save Feature

By David Cohen 

Save650After several tests of a save feature, Facebook announced Monday that it will officially roll out Save to all users via the Web, iOS and Android “over the next few days.”

Tests of a save for later function first began appearing on Facebook in July 2012, and a save option was spotted on select pages one month after that.

This past March, Studio Publishing Founder and CEO Dan Birdwhistell captured screenshots of a new test of the save feature, and in April, the option to save pages and events was discovered by Sreedev Sharma of Sociobits.

Facebook Software Engineer Daniel Giambalvo introduced the social network’s new Save feature in a Newsroom 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.

You can view the items you saved at any time by going to your saved items in the “more” tab on mobile or by clicking the link on the left-hand side of Facebook on the Web.

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.


We’ll sometimes show you reminders of your saved items in News Feed. For example, we might show you links to articles you saved.


Readers: Will you use Facebook’s new Save feature?