Facebook Rolls Out New ‘Save’ Feature

Will allow users to archive links to read later

The days of emailing interesting links to yourself to read later (and then never reading them) are over. That's the hope, at least, of Facebook, which has rolled out a new feature called “Facebook Save,” USA Today reports

Facebook Save allows users to flag and store links that appear on their newsfeeds and return to them later. The saved stories — links, movies, music, places — will appear in an archive, organized by category. Facebook will also remind users about saved content by surfacing it in their newsfeeds.

Facebook Save will be available on the social networking’s Web and mobile platforms. The Save button will appear in the dropdown on the top right corner of a post, and a link to the archive will appear on the menu to the left of the feed.

According to a post on the Facebook blog by software engineer Daniel Giambalvo, the feature is intended for busy users who bite off more content than they can chew. “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," Giambalvo writes. 

Giambalvo adds that the archived stories will be private, “unless you choose to share them with friends.”