Mostly everyone has a Facebook account. I have one, I know you have one, my parents and siblings have theirs, so do my friends and co-workers. It is no use denying the global impact Facebook has on a majority of the world.
Facebook is more known to be a social networking website where you can connect with friends and family members. It has also become a marketing venue for businesses that use social media optimization to get their name out on the internet.
As a user, you have probably seen all the changes Facebook has gone through since its launching. You might have liked some of these changes, while you didn’t really care much or didn’t like the others.
Now Facebook has come up with a new feature that allows you to SAVE Facebook posts you want to read later. Here is a statement from newsroom.fb.com from Daniel Giambalvo, a Software Engineer:
“Every day, people find all sorts of interesting items on Facebook that they don’t have time to explore right away. Now you can save items that you find on Facebook to check out later when you have more time. You can save items like links, places, movies, TV and music. Only you can see the items you save unless you choose to share them with friends.”
The first person who came into my mind when this was announced was my own mother. My mom is quite fond of showing interesting and funny Facebook posts to me, my dad and my siblings.
However, there are times when she cannot instantly do that since we all have to go out and work/go to school during the day. When we get home, she remembers she wanted to show us something and has to scroll down through ALL of the posts on her News Feed to find that post.
You can imagine how much time that takes, but now that Facebook has this new feature, my mom can have an easier time showing us interesting posts. Same goes to you and everyone else who might have found something interesting on Facebook, but did not have enough time at that moment to completely read it.
That way we can read any of our saved posts any time we are available, whether it be movies, links, music, etc. This also beats having to scavenge through the News Feed for something interesting to read when you are waiting for your coffee or something.
Using the Save feature is even quite simple. All you have to do is click the down-pointing arrow at the top of the post and find the Save option. Sometimes this option can be seen right next to the Like button.
To access or view the saved items, we just have to click on the “More” tab for mobile users or click the left hand side of the site for desktop users. There you will see a list that is organized by category.
For a more visual instruction of how to use the Facebook Save option, you can find a video here: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2014/07/introducing-save-on-facebook/ or just search it up on YouTube.
I am not exactly the type who likes scrolling through my News Feed since I skip right to online gaming after checking my notifications. However, this new feature is quite interesting, and not to mention handy for people on the go!