Much like an overly obsessed girlfriend, Facebook wants to be your everything. It wants to have every feature you could ever want, all in one place. After all, Facebook wanted to compete more in photos, so it bought Instagram. Snapchat rejected Facebook’s offer, and now it is no surprise that Instagram is looking into private messaging. Facebook wants to be a one stop shop for everything. And now it looks like Facebook wants to get into the read-it-later market.
In fact some mobile users are seeing a new option in their navigation tray of the Facebook app called “saved”. It is a section for article links that you come across when browsing your news feed, and want to save for later. This feature should be pretty popular since so many news and article links flow through Facebook. Google and Apple already have features like this in their own web browsers.
We already have Pocket and Instapaper as well as a number of other apps that are used for the same purpose. Serious users of Pocket and Instapaper won’t be interested though since most serious users aren’t getting much news from Facebook and the functionality will be limited compared to the competition, but this could get Facebook some casual users who might have been looking at Pocket but haven’t tried it yet. It is a good move by Facebook.
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