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How do I save a Facebook post?

05 Jul

Did you know that you can save a post on Facebook so that you could return to it afterwards without having to search for it? Here’s how to save a post in Facebook (with thanks to Greg Robson for pointing this out and Dave Johnson for a note on the mobile app).

Why would I want to save a post on Facebook?

A good example came up just the other day. Someone had asked for people’s experiences using fuelling when running marathons, and lots of people chimed in. If you were a new marathoner and hadn’t contributed, you wouldn’t get notifications of new posts. But by saving the post, you could return to it to see what information the experienced runners had shared.

I’m sure you can think of lots of reasons why you might want to save a post, from saving photos of someone’s wedding to a link to a dog you’d like to adopt that you want to share with someone else later. Here’s how you do it.

How do I save a post on Facebook?

To save a post on Facebook, click on the down arrow in the top right hand corner of the post:

save facebook post drop down

Note that this arrow (or chevron) will take the form of an ellipsis (…) on your mobile device.

When the dialogue box drops down, you can choose Save post by clicking on it:

facebook save post

Click on Save post and you will see a confirmation:

post saved in facebook

This also gives you a quick route to see your saved items.

How do I stop saving a post on Facebook?

Once you have saved a post, clicking on the down arrow again will give the new option, Unsave post:

unsave facebook post

If you click this, just this post will disappear from your saved posts list.

How do I find my saved Facebook posts?

If you have just saved a post, you can click on See saved items to view all of your saved posts (see above under How do I save a post on Facebook?)

To view your saved items, go to your Home screen (not your own timeline, but Home) and look at the menu on the left-hand side. Below your shortcuts, under Explore, is a new Saved section, with the number of saved posts next to it (this only appears when you have saved at least one post):

facebook home screen saved posts

Click on Saved and you’ll be taken to a list of your saved posts, the most recent first:

saved posts in facebook


This article has shared how to save a Facebook post, as well as how to un-save it and how to view your saved Facebook posts. If you have found this interesting and useful, please do share it using the buttons below, or leave a comment.

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Posted by on July 5, 2017 in Facebook

 

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8 responses to “How do I save a Facebook post?

  1. The Story Reading Ape

    July 5, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog.

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  2. Katrina

    July 6, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for posting, this is so useful

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  3. Don Massenzio

    July 6, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Here’s a very helpful post from the Libro Editing blog on how to save Facebook posts.

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  4. freiedenkerin

    July 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    That’s very helpful, thank you!

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  5. valerieormond

    July 12, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Thank you for this – reblogged on http://www.believinginhorses.com/blog!

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