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Facebook tests a new ‘Save’ feature for your favorite posts (gallery)
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Watch out Pocket and Instapaper. Facebook might be building its own method for saving articles and posts for later.
One of our team members noticed that a “Save” button was present on some of the content in his Facebook News Feed.
Here’s what we saw:The “Save” button is present only on links, mostly for articles, although at least one link to a Twitter picture had it.Facebook seems to be testing it out with various websites (BuzzFeed, Upworthy, Uproxx, etc.), but only all the BuzzFeed links had the button.The button was present on links posted by his friends either on their own timelines or on content shared by one friend to another friend’s timeline.No user-generated content (text posts, uploaded pictures, etc.) had the button.On desktop, there is a section in the left-side menu where saved links can be found and shared with the standard “Share” button that has long been integrated.On mobile, there is also a similar section to access saved links; swiping across a link reveals “Delete” and “Share” buttons.The “Save” button does not currently appear in the Facebook Paper app (we’ve only checked iOS), only in the classic Facebook app.
Facebook appears to be quietly testing this, and the feature has not been rolled to all users.
It’s also unclear whom exactly Facebook has partnered with (if anyone at all) and what that partnership looks like, given the inconsistency of the new button’s presence across different links.
However, this potential new feature does fit in nicely with all the news reader-type features and changes Facebook has been rolling out, including hashtags, the “Trending” section now on the right side on desktop, and the recently released Paper app.
Take a look at the screenshots we took of the feature.
#gallery-1316545-1 {margin: auto;}#gallery-1316545-1 .gallery-item {float: left;margin-top: 10px;text-align: center;width: 33%;}#gallery-1316545-1 img {border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;}#gallery-1316545-1 .gallery-caption {margin-left: 0;}/* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */Facebook’s new “Saved posts” queue. If you have it, you’ll find it at facebook.com/savedNote the new “Save” button on the right.Once you’ve saved a post, it appears in the Saved posts queue here.No “save” button on this post.Facebook walks first-time users through the new featureBuzzFeed article with “Save” button on mobile Welcome screen for new “Saved” section On mobile, a saved link can be deleted or shared VentureBeat and marketing expert Dan Freeman are working on a Marketing Automation buyers report.Help us out by answering the survey, and well share the resulting data with you.

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