Facebook for iPhone and iPad gains a new "save for later" feature

Facebook for iPhone and iPad gain new

Facebook has added a new feature to the Facebook for iPhone and iPad app that allows you to save posts for later. In reality, this works similar to what other services call "favorites". If you browse the Saved posts, you are able to scroll through them later as their own feed. You have to physically mark them as Unsave to remove them from the Saved folder.

To save a post. Simply hold your finger down on the post you want to save and a popup that says "Save" will appear. Just tap the popup and you're done!

To access your Saved folder, you must first scroll to the bottom of the sidebar menu and tap on Edit Favorites. Next, tap the + sign and select Saved from your list of Apps. Then tap Done. Now, you should see your Saved folder in the Favorites section of your sidebar menu!

All saved stories are private, so you don't have to worry about Sally being notified that you saved her relationship change to Single. You wouldn't want her to think you're some weird creepy stalker!

You do not need to download an update to receive this feature. You should simply see a notification informing you of the feature at the top of your news feed when you use the Facebook app on your iPhone (see above screenshot). I did not see the notification on my iPad, but the feature is indeed there.

Anyone planning to use this feature? Personally, I could care less about saving stories on Facebook; however, I do see its appeal. Parents can use it it to easily keep track of specific activities that their kids do on Facebook, and others can use use it to save their favorite photos and status updates of friends and family. What about you? How do you plan to use the new Saved feature?

Update: We've been able to verify, and The Verge has also confirmed, that Save is now available on Facebook.com as well.

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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Facebook for iPhone and iPad gains a new "save for later" feature

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I remember pitching this idea to a friend as an app idea. I will definitely have a use for it for you don't always have time to respond to easily forgettable notifications or comment to posts appearing in your news feed, even less at work or when socialising.

I think it is brilliant. People often post links that I'm interested in but don't have time to look at in the couple minutes I'm reading my feed. I have long wanted a feature like this. It isn't on my feed yet, but I can't wait until it is.

At the time of writing this, I couldn't find it on facebook.com, but I just checked and it's there now in my Favorites section in the left sidebar. There is also a "share" link under each post.

I guess Facebook is slowly rolling this out.

Facebook should first concentrate on making their HORRIBLE app usable first! Even on the web it freiken sucks!