I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come across something in my Facebook News Feed that I’d love to read but just don’t have the time there and then. I have, on occasion, tried to scroll back to find something later but it was an exercise in futility! So I was quite excited when Facebook released their feature simply called “Save”.
When you Save items on Facebook, it will appear in the “Saved" section on the left-side navigation area of your News Feed (desktop view). You will be able to view the saved items by category or click on “All” to see everything that you have saved. Here's another helpful guide from Facebook themselves:
After you are finished with the saved item, you can archive or permanently delete it. To archive the item, click the “X” on the top-right corner of the post. To permanently delete it, click the “More” icon and select “Delete.”
On the mobile version of Facebook, you will be able to archive and share posts by swiping right, as shown in the screen shot below:
The Save feature follows a line of "read-it-later" apps like Pocket and Instapaper. Twitter doesn’t have a bookmarking feature, but savvy tweeters will "favourite" posts as a means of accessing them later on.
So for those of you who come across interesting content on Facebook regularly that you just don't have time to read straight away, Save is a great added feature. Unfortunately though, Save doesn’t work for everything. It only works with Link posts.
Author: Jody Sharpe, Branding & Digital Marketing Specialist for Small Business at Sharpe Design solutions.
Jody Sharpe has over 20 years experience in marketing & branding and is passionate about helping local small businesses grow.