One of the most frustrating aspects of this is when you see something in your newsfeed which grabs your attention, but you may not have the time to explore it at that exact minute. Then a couple hours later when you do have time, you go back to search for the post, and it can be difficult, if not impossible, to find. Facebook now has a solution for this. It has introduced a new Save option which allows you to bookmark anything you would like to come back to at a later time. This announcement comes after announcing they are doing tests with a Buy button as well.
This new function will work with everything you see within your newsfeed including links, videos, articles, and photos. The items you save will only be able to be seen by the user who saves them, and Facebook will organize them by category. So they don’t get lost or forgotten, Facebook will place saved items into your newsfeed from time to time. This new function is already available to some, and will be rolled out to everyone over the next few days.
The Save option will be available on both iOS and Android, as well as those using Internet browsers. It will appear either as a button toward the bottom of posts, or as an option in the drop-down menu in the upper right hand corner of each post. On Pages, it can be accessed by clicking the “[…]” button. For those wanting to access what they have saved, navigate to the “More” tab on mobile devices, then tap the “Saved” tab. For those on computers, the “Saved” link can be found on the left side of your Facebook page.
While this is a tool which will help users see more of the things in their newsfeed that they might have otherwise missed or lost if they happened to be in a hurry while viewing the first time, it’s also something which will help Facebook keep users on their site for a longer period of time. It may also entice users to visit more often than they would have in the past. Both those are beneficial to Facebook, giving them more of an opportunity to make money off of each user while there.
Below is a short video of the new feature: