Facebook Tests Save For Later Feature

A recent report by AllThingsD hints that Facebook might be planning to implement a Save for Later feature on its website. According to the report, the implementation of this feature will be done through a small bookmark icon placed below individual posts on a user’s newsfeed. Users can then click on the icon to save the post or link that will later on be available in their apps menu. As with other Facebook beta…

A recent report by AllThingsD hints that Facebook might be planning to implement a Save for Later feature on its website.

According to the report, the implementation of this feature will be done through a small bookmark icon placed below individual posts on a user’s newsfeed. Users can then click on the icon to save the post or link that will later on be available in their apps menu. As with other Facebook beta programs, the feature is only available to a select number of users and will probably roll out once they have ironed out the wrinkles.

The addition of this Save for Later feature might be influenced by the success of other platforms such as Instapaper and Pocket who use the same strategy. Pocket for instance has reported that this feature has helped their network get more engagement from its users, which is probably what caught the eye of the social networking giant.

The feature does have a practical sense to it but more than that, this can easily become a way for Facebook to attract more users as it effectively makes one’s Facebook account a sort of portal where they can find and digest content easily. And if the beta tests are to be successful, we’ll certainly see this new functionality pop up on our account really soon.

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