I was scrolling through my Facebook page answering comments the other day when I noticed something I had never seen before. When I clicked on the drop down arrow on the right side of one of my photos so I could pin it to the top, I saw something that said, “Save.”
I don’t know about you, but I see articles and recipes in my News feed that I would love to read but may not have time right then to do so. Where has this option been all my life??? Facebook launched it this last summer, so it’s not completely new, but I thought I would share it with you. Just in case you see my posts in your feed and would LOVE to go back to read them again and again and again and again. 🙂 If you click on that “save” option, this is what you’ll see:
If you’re out on your home feed, down under your favorites on the left column you’ll find the Saved category. Click there and you’ll be taken to another screen where you can view every thing you’ve saved. They are organized by day and in categories: Links, videos, places, events, etc. You can even share the posts right from that screen! The more I play around with this, the more excited I am. As a blogger, I can fill it up with posts from other pages that I love and want to share with my readers. When I feel like posting something new, or think of an article I read that would go well with something I’m posting, it’s right there with the click of the mouse! As a Facebook user, I’m just excited about being able to save things to find later!
Pretty nifty, huh? I love how clean it looks. You can also save things from mobile. It’s the same basic concept: click on the arrow in the right corner of a post and select “save” and it will go to your favorites list. To see favorites on mobile you just need to click on the “More” menu button on the far right of the bottom of your mobile screen. While doing a little more research about this option I found this article on Tech Crunch with great mobile screen shots and a little more detail about the potential of this option.
This is a GREAT feature for large groups! I am an admin of several Facebook groups as well as a member of some huge recipe groups. They have so much content that I’d never keep up with, but this is a quick way to save recipes that I want to try or keep funny videos handy to show my husband later. 🙂
What do you think? Is this something that will be useful for you? Maybe this will help you manage your Facebook time more wisely. Scroll through the feed when you have a moment, save articles to read later, and then when you are actually sitting down to read on purpose, you have a great collection of posts to read!