Facebook Tests New Bookmark Feature to Save Links

1

Have you ever felt no time to read an interesting posts that have you just saw in Facebook.You’ll probably share it as ‘Only Me’ privacy settings, and read it later. Now you doesn’t need to do anything like that. Soon you’ll able to save the link for later reading. The social network is testing out the new feature on some select users.
Facebook appears to be testing a new functionality which will enable the user to save links posted on the social network for reading it later.The new feature is quite similar to the popular apps Pocket and Instapaper.

The move is first reported by the tech blog MyTechSkool, later Facebook confirmed to AllThingsD saying it’s an ongoing test on some select users.

Facebook 'Save it for later' save icon

The ‘Save For Later’ feature is working as an app on mobiles. The user has to click on the bookmark icon and then it will save the entire article, not just the Facebook post. And the same will be appeared on Activity Log as ‘Only Me’ privacy status, report said.

Facebook 'Save it for later' Saved App

The saved articles directly goes to the ‘Saved'(app) section which is situated in the sidebar. It displays, the link title, website name, a thumbnail and also link saved time. The link can be deleted after reading it, report added.

Facebook 'Save it for later' Left Sidebar Saved App

The MyTechSchool report also points out that Facebook had tested the same feature for its iOS app, an year ago, allowing users to save articles with a long press.

However, the ongoing test is much useful to the publishers and Facebookers which may make Facebook a perfect News-reading place. There is no words on public roll-out out of the new feature.

Readers: Have you seen ‘save-for-later’ feature on your Facebook?

Top image: NDTV

  • Yes, I would use this feature. I currently save links to read later in my phone…waiting for the roll-out!