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Facebook looking to take on offline read-it-later apps like Pocket

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Nov 2013 11:03

Facebook looking to take on offline read-it-later apps like Pocket Facebook is testing a read-it-later feature that will help the company compete with standalone apps like Instapaper and Pocket.
The social network giant will let you save links posted to Facebook for reading later, whether you are online or offline, and some users will see a "Saved" option in their mobile app next to the Facebook apps.

It is unclear whether the feature will go live for everyone ever, as Facebook, like Google, is infamous for experimenting with features but eventually abandoning them.

When asked for comment, the company simply said, "We're constantly testing new features, but we have nothing further to share at this time." Regardless, the experimental feature does not have robust features like Pocket does, which continues to improve daily and is cross-platform with deep integration into your browser and mobile devices.

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