Facebook has become a social phenomenon that is now a huge part of most people’s lives- it has literally changed how we interact with one another. Sharing everything from funny cat photos to delicious recipes is now as easy as clicking a button!
But what do you do when you see something that you may want to revisit in the future? In this blog, we’re going to talk about saving Facebook posts and how it may change the way you use social media.
Why Save a Facebook Post?
Have you ever clicked on an article you wanted to return to? Or perhaps you found a recipe someone posted a link to, that you wanted to make for dinner later in the week. Later that day, you may have gone back to Facebook to find that article or recipe. Of course, Facebook has updated by then, and the thing you’re looking for is now buried under new statuses, articles, and other posts. If you really want to find it, you’re going to have to hunt it down on your friend’s page, which is definitely not convenient for you. You may not even recall exactly who posted it in the first place!
Facebook knew that this was happening and that it, unfortunately, made a great experience with their website a little frustrating. To eliminate the frustration, they created the Save button. With this, users can Save everything from regular Facebook posts to videos, photos, and even links to other websites.
No time to read that article? Save it. Can’t write down that recipe right now? Save it. Want an easy place to revisit that hilarious cat video? Save it!
How to Use the Facebook Save Button
You’ve seen a great how-to video pop up on Facebook and want to rewatch it later when you can try it out yourself. Here’s how to save it, in 2 easy steps:
1. Locate the three little dots (looks like an ellipsis) at the top right-hand corner of the function. It’ll be directly across from name of the page that shared it.
Click on it.
2. An option will be at the very top of the list. It may say, “Save link” or, “Save post” (depending on the type of post).
Click on there, and Facebook will automatically place that post in your Saved tab.
Finding Your Saved Items Later
To find that tab on a computer, go to the left-hand side of your Facebook page.
To find that tab on a tablet or cell phone, click on the three lines on the bottom right of your screen.
Once you’ve found this menu, you may have expanded a few things or scroll down a bit, but it will be there listed under “Saved.”
Just click that, and there you are – a full list of everything that you’ve saved on Facebook!
Want to separate your saved items to easier find what you’re looking for? Utilize the new Collections feature and create specific tabs to easily separate out your saved links and posts. Everything from funny videos to recipes can be placed into their own Collections with this new function.
Using this blog, you should now be able to begin saving links, posts, and more on Facebook for easy revisiting. Go ahead and try it out. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to save your favorite posts!