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Facebook Tests “Save For Later” Function

Submitted by on August 1, 2012 – 9:23 amOne Comment
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Finally offering something akin to “bookmarks,” Facebook is testing a function that will allow users to store content for later viewing. Called “Save For Later,” it is (as usual for new Facebook features) only available for select guinea pigs right now. It began only on iPhones and iPads, but now appears to be on Facebook’s main site as well.

IMore notes that privacy, as always, could be a concern for Facebook users; but the Save For Later folder will reportedly be strictly private to the account holder.

Many are comparing this function to Instapaper, the site that can save and compile specific content for later viewing; but Save For Later might be more like simply saving something to a Favorites folder. The latter seems more like a small convenience for users, while the former looks like an outward grab into the larger world of social media. Either one might help Facebook ensure longer amounts of time spent on the site, better personal user data, and increased ad revenues.

What do you think? Would you use Save For Later?

[via The Next Web]

 

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