Facebook today announced a new feature that will allow users to save interesting items on the social network for later viewing. Users will have the ability to save things like links, places, recipes and media, and go back and view them at a later time.
Similar to apps like Pocket or Instapaper, Facebook’s new Save feature allows users to consume content on their own time, making them less likely to skip over it. It also helps filter out annoying posts like quizzes, mobile game invites, and other fluff…
Here’s more from Facebook’s blog:
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.
Saving a post is as easy as clicking its action menu (arrow-like button on the right) and tapping ‘Save.’ Saved items are stored in the ‘More’ tab on mobile apps and the lefthand menu on desktops, and can be quickly archived or shared with your friends.
Your list is organized by category, and you can swipe right on each item (in the mobile app) to share it or move it into your archive list. Facebook says it will also remind you periodically of posts that you have saved, by posting screenshots in your News Feed.
Save will be available to everyone on iOS, Android and the web over the next few days. If you don’t already have the Facebook app for iOS, you can download it here.