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Facebook Save lets you mark content to read later

Social networkers can save links, places, music, movies, and TV shows
Tue Jul 22 2014, 12:55

SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook has launched a feature called "Save" that lets users mark News Feed content to read later.

Facebook's new Save feature is rolling out to iOS, Android and web users now, and looks to save social networkers from the daunting stream of baby pictures and selfies in their News Feed when they log into the social network.

The feature, which will be available to all within the next few days, allows users to save links to articles, along with places, music, movies, and TV shows that your friends are posting about. Those using Save on mobile will find these items hidden away in the apps' "More" tab, while those using it in a desktop web browser will see an option appear in the Facebook webpage sidebar.

Facebook software engineer Daniel Giambalvo said 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."

Facebook said that "only you" can see the items that you have saved, unless of course you decide to share them with friends.

There are some downsides to Facebook's new feature, however. For one, Save does not come with offline support, meaning that its unlikely the social network will pose a serious threat to the services like Instapaper any time soon, and Facebook has also announced that it might sometimes send you a reminder to go and check out your saved content.

The launch of Facebook Save comes just weeks after Facebook launched its Slingshot application, which is an imitation of Snapchat. µ


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