It’s no secret that Facebook wants you to spend more time trawling through its pages, so it should be of no surprise that the social media giant has plans to persuade users to get all their news on its site.
A new feature that would allow users to save interesting links inside Facebook for later reading could be in the works, according to leaked mobile screenshots. In the photos, a “Saved” tab with a small bookmark icon sits below “Find Friends” under the apps section of the site.
The feature was first discovered by technology blog MyTechSkool, who pointed out how the bookmark button sits next to articles in users’ News Feed, allowing them to save interesting stories in one click.
The introduction of such a tool would sit nicely with an announcement by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg earlier this year, in which he said that the social media site wanted to introduce “the best personalised newspaper in the world”.
Redesigns to its News Feed over the past year have been instrumental in this policy, giving shared articles more prominence and visibility to users on their Homepage.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is also building a new service known internally as “Reader” that will display user content in a new visual format tailored for mobile devices. Clearly, the Californian company has its sights set on being a one-stop-shop for everything from organising events and socialising, to playing games and now reading the news.