Facebook has just introduced a feature that allow users to save shared content for later viewing. This “Save” feature makes getting back links and other posts from friends much easier without ever losing them in the sea of new posts. The company said that the feature will be brought to all users on Android, iOS and the web in an upcoming update.
You will be able to save posts such as places, articles, music and videos shared from friends, and Facebook will organise all of them together in a new section. This section can be then accessed at the “More” tab on the mobile app. For desktop browsers, a link will soon appear within the Facebook sidebar. You can also share the saved items with friends once you’ve had the time to catch up with them.
However, unlike Pocket or Instapaper, there is no offline access to the content you saved. In addition, you can’t curate your own saved items as Facebook compiles everything according to different categories.
Facebook also thought of the inevitability of users forgetting some of their saved contents. To counter this, the company added reminders that will pop up in the news feed for users’ convenience.
A feature to store missed posts in Facebook looks promising, however, we have yet to see the practicality in this. After all, the previously mentioned third party apps are already doing a fine job in saving contents for later viewing and even offers offline usage. Nonetheless, Facebook is just being itself as the company is always eager to experiment new things.
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[Source: The Verge]