Facebook announced today that it’s rolling out a new feature for its mobile apps that will let users save content for easy access at a later date. A list of saved content from Facebook— including links to things like places, movies, TV, and music— will appear in the Facebook mobile apps in the “More” section and on the left side bar on the web.
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Facebook notes that it will sometimes show users reminders of saved content in the News Feed and also let users share saved lists with others (although saved items are set to private by default):
Your saved items list is organized by category and you can swipe right on each item to share it with your friends or move it into your archive list…We’ll sometimes show you reminders of your saved items in News Feed. For example, we might show you links to articles you saved.
The new Save feature could be considered a competitor to services like Pinterest or reader apps that let users save content from around the web for reading and sharing at a later date. The feature appears to allow users to share individual items they’ve added to their Saved items list in a similar way users currently share individual posts via the Facebook timeline.
The new feature is rolling out for all users on iOS, Android and web over the coming days.
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