How to Save for Later on Facebook

how to save for later on Facebook

Have you ever been browsing Facebook and come across an article, video, or link that you want to look at later? Maybe you’re on your phone, and you want to visit a link to register for something. But you’d rather do it on your computer where you can actually type efficiently. Or perhaps you want to save a picture of a lesson that your favorite teacher blogger has shared. Well, my friends, there’s an easy way to save these things for later. Keep reading for this helpful Facebook tip!

Now, before I share this wonderful tip, you may be thinking something along the lines of, “but I just share everything to my wall that I want to revisit later.” Okay, I can see that. Sharing is meant for just that – sharing with others. And really, do you go back through your own wall, digging through other people’s posts, comments, tags, etc.? Let’s be real. Sometimes I want to revisit an article that I don’t want everyone to know that I’m reading. 😉 Now they don’t know.

In an Internet Browser

I wanted to save this article from Education to the Core about Instagram. Click the down arrow in the top right corner of the post.

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Towards the bottom of the drop-down menu, select “Save Link.” It can also say “Save” Video, Post, etc.

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Look for the “Saved” page on the left-hand side to access your saved links later, under your friend lists and groups.

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All of your saved links, videos, photos, etc. show up on this page. They’re nicely sorted in chronological order so you can quickly find what you’re looking for. You can hover over the post and click the “x” that shows up in the top right-hand corner when you’re finished.

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In the Facebook App

In a Facebook app, it’s the same process. Click the top right-hand down arrow on the post.

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Select “Save Link.”

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To view your saved items in the app, click the 3 lines on the top right (where you go to find your profile, friends list, etc.). Scroll down to “Saved.”

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This is where all of your posts are saved!

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I hope you found this Facebook tip helpful! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!


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