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Facebook lets users squirrel items away for later reference

Published on Jul 22, 2014 6:18 AM
 
Facebook on Monday began letting people squirrel away online tidbits such as links to chew on more thoroughly later. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Facebook on Monday began letting people squirrel away online tidbits such as links to chew on more thoroughly later.

"Now you can save items that you find on Facebook to check out later when you have more time," software engineer Daniel Giambalvo said in a blog post on the leading social network.

"You can save items like links, places, movies, TV and music." The feature is being added as Facebook users increasingly connect with the social network from mobile devices while on the go, with only snippets of time to explore Internet offerings.

Letting people save items for later scrutiny encourages people to return and spend more time on Facebook, increasing opportunities for the social network to cash in on money-making tools such as advertising.

 
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