Facebook launches ‘Save’ feature to view posts later

Facebook launches ‘Save’ feature to view posts later

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Facebook will now enable users to bookmark news feed content.

Social networking giant Facebook, on July 21, 2014 launched its new ‘Save’ feature for users. Whenever a user visits Facebook, there are about 1,500 new posts from various friends and people which are impossible to view at one go. Thus, with this new feature users can now save links to articles, TV shows, places to visit and music, so that they can go back to it later at their convenience. 

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Daniel Giambalvo, the Software Engineer at Faccebook said, “Every day, people find all sorts of interesting items on Facebook that they don’t have time to explore right away”.

Giambalov added that the users will be able to save items on Facebook so that they can check it out later. The new ‘Save’ feature will be rolled out to all the iOS web users and Android users in the next few days. The will be visible on the newsfeed as a button on the bottom of the post or in the drop down menu besides each post.

The new Save feature on Facebook might be similar to the other bookmarking sites like Instapaper, Pocket and Pinterest. The new feature is basic and lacks customization and offline access. The users can find the saved items on the More tab on mobile and tap Saved.

Over the months Facebook has tried to streamline its news feed by blocking out unnecessary spam, ads and auto-shared posts from apps.

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