Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) introduced a save feature Monday, allowing users to bookmark items to check out later.
The save feature, introduced by Facebook software engineer, Daniel Giambalvo, enables Facebook users to bookmark various links, songs, restaurants and other interests seen throughout news feeds and various Facebook timelines.
Items saved to Facebook can then be viewed on mobile devices in the “More” tab or by clicking the Saved link on the Facebook website.
According to Facebook, saved items are organized by categories and can be shared with friends or archived. More importantly, saved items remain private unless you choose to share them.
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“Only you can see the items you've saved unless you choose to share them with friends,” a Facebook representative told International Business Times. “Swipe right on any saved item to choose to share in a new post or via Messenger.”
Facebook says the feature will also show reminders of saved items in your News Feed from time to time:
“We'll also sometimes show you reminders of your saved items in News Feed. For example, we might show you links to articles you saved.”
The Facebook save feature joins a number of bookmarking apps such as Delicious and Evernote, which allow users to save bookmarks and snippets of the web on the fly.
The Menlo Park, California, social networking giant has continued to experiment with new ways to generate revenue, including a new “buy” button, which allows users to purchase products directly from a vendor without leaving the Facebook website.
The save feature is expected to be rolled out to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android and the Facebook website in the next few days.