Recently Apple had updated Safari with a reader-like feature that basically allows you to save websites for reading later. This is also a feature that can be found in the Instapaper app, an app that allows users to save sites for reading later should they not have time at the moment. Well it looks like Facebook could be testing a similar feature, thanks to MyTechSkool which managed to get their hands on a couple of screenshots that shows off the feature.
As you can see in the screenshot above, this new feature adds a bookmark icon to posts in one’s newsfeed where they can choose to save it for reading later. Given that sometimes our Facebook newsfeed can get pretty cluttered and can go on forever, especially if you have a lot of friends and follow a lot of pages, sometimes there are just too many things to read at once. At the moment this feature appears to be limited to the mobile version of Facebook and it is unclear if it will come to the web version later as well.
According to Facebook who issued a statement to AllThingsD, “We’re constantly testing new features, but we have nothing further to share at this time.” This is not the first time Facebook has quietly tested new features without making any announcements. It was only recently that the company tested a new chat feature for its web version. What do you guys think? Is this “save for later reading” feature a good idea?