Have you ever had this happen? You are on Facebook and a friend shares a recipe that looks totally awesome, but you don’t have time to pull it up and check it out now? Or have you ever shared a recipe to your Facebook wall to save it and then forget all about it?
I have a solution that should help you…and it is right on Facebook. It is one of my favorite features (you’ll see in one of the photos below) and I think it could be one of yours eventually, too.
This is super easy and if you didn’t know about it before, you’ll likely be like me and wonder how you got along without it. Well, maybe not. Maybe you don’t use Facebook as much as I do. But, let’s not worry about that right now. Back to me showing you how to save links on Facebook…
How to Save Links on Facebook
When you come across a link that you want to save, you will need to click on the little “arrow” (I don’t really know what you call that thing, but it is #1 below.) and a menu will pull up. Then you simply click “Save link” and it will give you a little “link saved” message.
Your dropdown menu may look a little different depending on where you are on Facebook. I took this screenshot on an actual page, it is organized a bit different when I click on it in my newsfeed. You still click “Save link” to save a link. You can also do this on Facebook mobile.
How to Find Your Saved Links on Facebook
When you pull up Facebook, look at your sidebar. Scroll down until you see the little blue icon next to the word Saved. Click on that.
This will take you right where Facebook keeps your saved links. It looks like this:
As you can see, you can save videos this way, too. You can probably also tell that I use this feature pretty heavily. I haven’t found a way to save photos on Facebook like this, but if I ever see it, I will update this post to show you how to do that, too.
How to Use the Saved Links Feature on Facebook
I wanted to take a quick minute to tell you how I use the saved links and videos feature on Facebook.
- A bookmark for things I want to read later. Sometimes I will come across a link to a post that I don’t want to miss, but I’m just checking Facebook before heading to bed or out the door (you, too?). I’ll save it to read later.
- If I want to pin something to a Pinterest board, but I’m on mobile or in a general hurry. I’ll save it for when I am on the laptop and can take the time to put it on the correct board to find when I need it. Facebook links aren’t able to be organized, so I use them for short-term bookmarking. I use Pinterest for long-term, visual bookmarking.
- To keep track of things to share on my Facebook page. I schedule posts to share on the Simply Vicki Facebook page and this is where I store the things I find on Facebook that I want to share in my next scheduling session.
So that’s it. Short and sweet. Did you know how to save links on Facebook before this post? If you did, how do you use the feature? I’m a fan of comments, so talk to me!