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How to Save and Share Content on Facebook

Aug 30, 2017 | Facebook, Productivity

One of the greatest features Facebook ever brought out was the option to Save content for later. It’s a great way to manage your time consuming the never ending stream of information, and is also an effective tool for curating content from other people’s Pages.

I’m a bit addicted to the Save function. (I may or may not have more than 5500 items saved). The beauty of Facebook’s Save is you can quickly earmark content to investigate later, or to share with your audience at your preferred time. And what’s even better is the content is categorised by type, so if you’re looking for links to share (or photos or videos) you can look at just those posts within your Saved items.

So how do you save on Facebook?

As you’re scrolling through your Facebook News feed, if you come across a post you’d like to save for later, click on the down arrow in the top right hand corner of the post, and select Save Post. (It’s a similar process on desktop and mobile).

When you want to go back and retrieve the item later, it’s just a few simple clicks but varies slightly between Computer and Mobile. (I show you in the video below)

When you’ve chosen which item you want to share, there are a few ways to share it.

1. Share the link but not the original post.

One way to share (and the easiest way) is to share the link, but not the original post you found it in.

2. Share the original post as well as the content

There will be times when you want to share the whole post that you originally discovered. Not only does this mean your followers get the benefit of the content, but it also helps you to support or build relationships with the originator of the post.

You can see how to share using both ways in this video:

Extra Tip: Once you’ve shared a post, i really recommend removing it from your Saved items so they don’t get unwieldy and overwhelming.

To Unsave an item, click on the ellipses (…) on the Saved post and choose Unsave (to remove it completely) or Archive (to move it to an Archived section).

Extra Extra Tip: It doesn’t seem like it’s possible to schedule Shared Posts, but there is a hack that lets you do it. You can see how in this video.

Make me feel better. How many items do you have in your Saved section on Facebook? 10s, hundreds or thousands like me?

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