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Is Facebook rolling out a ‘save it for later’ feature?

Ah Facebook. Two new updates in one day? You’re too kind. First the 955-million strong social network announces that it’s overhauling how images appear in Timeline, and now we hear that it’s rolling out a favourites function which would allow you to bookmark posts you’d like to follow up on.

The save it for later option seems pretty straight-forward: when a Facebook user taps and holds on a post (it works with statuses, images or links), they’ll be given the option to save it. All these saved posts will appear in a new page under the favourites menu, where they’ll be stored in a newsfeed-like stream until they’re actively removed. Other people won’t be notified if you’ve saved their posts, so you won’t have to worry about a friend wondering why you’re that interested in their photos.

According to iMore, the social network is launching the save feature on its iPhone and iPad apps first, but The Verge reports that a few test users already have access to the option on the desktop version of the site. It’s a gradual rollout, so it seems Facebook users in other parts of the world may have to wait a bit before they receive the notification telling them about the feature.

Despite the fact that there are already apps (like Instapaper and Pocket) which have the same functionality, the save it for later option actually sounds quite useful — let’s hope it’s not another test feature that Facebook is going to pull a day later.

Image: iMore

Author | Lauren Granger

Lauren Granger
While studying towards her Bachelor of Journalism degree at Rhodes University, Lauren gave into her fascination with everything digital. As she was more interested in creeping tech sites and Twitter than she was in picking up one of those printed things called 'newspapers', she decided to specialise in... More

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