Trying to keep up with the amount of articles published each day is a struggle. But small business owners and entrepreneurs need to stay abreast of the latest news and stories. Not only do you want to read about your industry, but other topics that interest you as well; knowing tidbits and facts about a variety of topics will give you an edge in conversation and innovation.
I just stumbled over a tool in Facebook that can assist in this conquest of knowledge, and of course I felt obligated to share it with you! The tool is called Save on Facebook. This feature (which works much like Wunderlist, Pocket, or Feedly) allows you to collect links on Facebook that you would like read, but need to save for later.
In case you are a savvy Facebook user and know about this capability already, check out these book recommendations for entrepreneurs that will save you time and keep you sharp on a slew of topics!
For the rest of you, let’s dive into how this tool works:
1. When you’re scrolling through your News Feed and see a story you want to read – but just don’t have the time – click the tab in the top right corner. A list of options will appear including one that says “Save ‘[Name of Article]’.”
2. Upon clicking this option you will notice that in the top left of your home News Feed page, an icon for “Saved” will be displayed under your normal options of “News Feed,” “Messages,” and “Events.” Hint: Refreshing may be necessary for this to appear. It is there you will be able to click to see what articles you have saved for later reading.
3. Arriving in the “Saved” section of your Facebook, you will be able to peruse your saved-for-later topics at your leisure. The first page will have all of your topics, but also will have tabs for categories if you use this tool more frequently. This is extremely beneficial and efficient for the busy business owner who may want a few minutes to wind-down later in the day with a couple of articles they saw on Facebook.
Here’s a recap from Facebook:
From what I can tell, this feature is only available on your personal Facebook page, and can’t be used the same way if you switched to your business profile. However, the tool can be accessed on your mobile phone in a very similar fashion. Just check out the video below for a speedy lesson:
I know that I have personally used this tool more and more, and hope that it can bring some convenience to you and your busy professional lifestyle!
If you know any other time-saving tips on Facebook, feel free to share them with us in the comments.
About the Author: Deanna Zaucha is the Content Marketing Coordinator for Webs and Pagemodo, and also manages our social media presence. She can be found on a dance floor, or on her iPhone keeping up with trends in marketing and tech. Get more from Deanna on Webs’ Blog and Google+.