Facebook lets users squirrel items away

Jul 21, 2014

Facebook on Monday began letting people squirrel away online tidbits such as links to chew on more thoroughly later.

"Now you can save items that you find on Facebook to check out later when you have more time," software engineer Daniel Giambalvo said in a blog post on the leading social network.

"You can save items like links, places, movies, TV and music."

The feature is being added as Facebook users increasingly connect with the social network from while on the go, with only snippets of time to explore Internet offerings.

Letting people save items for later scrutiny encourages people to return and spend more time on Facebook, increasing opportunities for the social network to cash in on money-making tools such as advertising.

California-based Facebook said users have the option of keeping saved items private or sharing them with friends via the social network.

The "Save" feature will be rolled out during the next few days to those using computer browsers or mobile devices powered by Apple of Android software, according to Giambalvo.

Explore further: New Facebook feature lets friends get nosy

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Secret app raises $25 mn, shifts focus

Jul 14, 2014

The fast-growing anonymous mobile app Secret said Monday it had raised $25 million in venture capital and would expand as a social network connecting Facebook friends.

Facebook still reigns among US teens, researchers say

Jun 24, 2014

Don't write off teens and Facebook just yet. A report released by Forrester Research on Tuesday showed the world's biggest social network is still by far the most popular among US teens despite the rise of ...

Recommended for you

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.