Save Facebook Posts, Read Them Later: New Feature Announced

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Today, Facebook announced the addition of a new feature that will allow users to save items found while browsing Facebook for later viewing.

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.

With this new update you will be able to save items like links, places, movies, TV and music. All items saved are private, unless you indicate that you want to share them with friends.

To save individual posts, click on the down-pointing arrow at the top of the post and there will be an option to save the post. To save other things that you would like to consume later, like the page of a movie or TV show, there will be an option to save that page right next to the Like button.

To view your saved items, click on the “More” tab on mobile or by clicking the link on the left hand side of Facebook on desktop. The list is organized by category. Swipe right on an item to share it or move it into your archive list. Facebook also indicates in the announcement that they might show you reminders of your saved items in the News Feed.

Here’s a little video demonstrating how the new feature works:

The new Save feature will be rolled out to everyone on iOS, Android and desktop over the next few days.

Matt Southern

Matt Southern

Lead News Writer
Matt Southern is the lead news writer at Search Engine Journal. His passion for helping people in all aspects of online marketing flows through in the expert industry coverage he provides.
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  • Dave Schneider

    Hey Matt,

    Interesting article and I’ll be looking for this new feature.

    Dave at NinjaOutreach

  • Sonal Saraswat

    Awesome. I have also seen this feature. It’s great.

  • Sonal Saraswat

    Awesome. I have seen this feature. It’s great.

  • Lyn Bowker

    Thanks for the heads up on this new FB feature! Also your post led me to something else I found very interesting so that was a bonus 🙂 cheers!

  • Rank Watch

    Ahh.. Much awaited feature finally goes live. Looking forward as to what Facebook would be doing up next.