Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) introduced a new feature called “Save,” which allows users to mark contents and get back to it at a later time.
How the save feature works
With the Save feature, users will now be able to mark any article, books, music, places, video they like that appears on their newsfeed by just tapping the bottom-right corner of the post and the select the save button. On mobile devices, users should click the more tab to be able to save content.
According to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), user will be able to see all the contents on the Saved Items on the left column of their home page. The user can only see his or her saved list.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) said the saved items are organized by category and users will be able to archive and share it on their page. The social network giant will also notify users from time to time that they have saved contents if they forget about it.
Observers in the technology industry suggested that the save feature competes with other services such as Instapaper and Pocket, which enables users to save any interesting content from the internet.
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) will start integrating the save feature to the Web, mobile devices powered by Android OS and iOS over the next few days.
Facebook ‘Buy’ button
Last week, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) said it was testing a new “buy” button on advertisements and posts on the pages of users on desktop or mobile. According to the social network giant, the new feature is being tested with several small and medium-sized businesses in the United States.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) said the new ‘buy’ button enables users to purchase products directly from their news feed without leaving its platform. The social network giant aims to help improve the sales of advertisers through the buy button. People familiar with the development said Facebook will not take a portion of the revenue from products sold through the buy button during the testing phase.