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Finally! Facebook now lets you save articles to read later

The new feature will allow users to scroll their News Feeds without interruption.

FACEBOOK HAVE LAUNCHED a new read-back function that allows users to store links from their News Feeds.

The new app, called Save, will be rolled out to iOS, Android and desktop users over the coming days.

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Source: facebook

The feature gives users a way to stockpile links to be accessed later, allowing them to scroll their News Feeds without interruption.

Users will be able to use a ‘save’ button, located to the bottom right of stories in the News Feed. Saved items can be viewed on the desktop versions homepage’s left sidebar list of bookmarks and on the More apps list on mobile.

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Source: facebook

The news will be welcome to Facebook’s more than one billion users whose News Feeds have previously presented a torrent of distractions.

At this time, Facebook have stated that analytics that could assist with content and promotions strategies will not be available to external websites and page admins.


The items that are saved will not be cached, meaning web connectivity is required to view items that have been saved.

A version of Save was tested in 2012 but was ultimately delayed until this year.

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