Facebook (FB) may be testing a new feature that would allow users to save content and read it later.
The new feature is a “save” button. Facebook hasn’t confirmed that it’s testing the new feature, but a screenshot making rounds on the web suggest that it is. The possible new feature works by allowing users to save articles, videos and photo to a separate section on their Timeline for later viewing. A direct link to the section of a Timeline that contains the saved content will also be present on a users homepage, reports TechCrunch.
As it is now, there is no way to save Facebook content for later viewing without the use of outside apps or extensions. This means that a lot of people just skip over content that they would potentially read due to a lack of time. If the save button is implemented, it could lead to many more websites to give a greater focus to posting on Facebook, TechCrunch notes.
If Facebook implements the save button, it could bring the social media website one step closer to becoming an online newspaper that users can customize to focus on what is relevant to them. This could lead people to use Facebook for more than just sharing photos and status updates.