Get started with Facebook Save

Save is dedicated to storing your favorite links found in your News Feed.

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On Monday Facebook announced a new link-saving service called Save. The feature, which will begin rolling out over the next few weeks, allows Facebook users to save a link found in the News Feed to his or her account. With the item saved, the user can then recall all saved items at a later time.

At launch, Save will support saving links to websites, places, music, books, movies, TV shows, and events. Meaning, whenever you see a friend check in to a venue on Facebook, or add a book to his status, Facebook will allow you to store the link in your Save library.

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Once the rollout has reached your account, you can expect to see a save option displayed in the menu when you select the small arrow next to a status update. Keep in mind, only status updates containing compatible content (listed above) will have the save option present.

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After you've saved a few items, you can view it on your iOS or Android device by tapping on the More button, followed by Saved under the Favorites section. (I had to actually save something before Saved showed up under my favorites.)

Using Facebooks website, you can find the Saved section on the left-hand side of your screen, again located under the Favorites section.

The top of the Saved section will give you the option to view links by category, all together, or as an archive of old links. Each item will contain a brief description, a thumbnail, and who originally posted the link.

Tapping on an item will take you to the website or Facebook Page for the respective link. You can also swipe from right to left to reveal quick actions, including an archive option. Permanently deleting a link is only possible after archiving an item, and then swiping across it in the archive list.

Given that established names such as Pocket and Instapaper have been around for some time, are you likely to begin using Facebook Save instead?

 

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