Watch out Instapaper; Facebook is getting into the read later game. Facebook is launching a new feature that allows users to save interesting articles that they come across in their news feed for later reading. Okay, so maybe this is not a direct competitor to Instapaper, since it is only for your Facebook feed, but there’s a chance Facebook will choose to take this feature to the next level and roll it out on other websites.
This feature was first spotted with a notification on mobile. Users should see a notification saying they can “press and hold anywhere on a story to save it for later”. Not everyone will have this available, as Facebook is rolling it out to users gradually. There is no actual update from the App Store, just the notification letting you know that the feature is available for you. Keep checking the iOS app and you should see it soon enough.
As if people were not excited enough about this new feature, The Verge did some digging and found out that it is coming to Facebook on computers as well. The desktop version of the new feature will add a “Save” button below each post. This will be right next to the “Share” button you see now.
As with the mobile version, this feature is rolling out gradually, so you may not see if on your News Feed yet.