Here's a shocker: Facebook is jacking another app's idea and may soon add a "read-it-later" feature, which is basically what Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, and Evernote Clearly already do. As Mike Isaac reports for All Things D:
Facebook has made it clear that it wants to play more of a part in how people use the social network to discover and read articles from third-party publishers. In a redesign to its News Feed over the last year, more prominence and visibility has been placed on articles shared on Facebook (though this redesign, for whatever reason, has not yet rolled out widely to all users).
“We want to give everyone in the world the best personalized newspaper in the world,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at an event earlier this year.
The company is also reportedly building its own newsreader-like feature, according to The Wall Street Journal—a further attempt to make Facebook a destination for media content and discovery.
This recent test is apparently the second iteration of a “save for later” feature, though earlier efforts were less visible and not as easy to understand and use.
Is it just me, or are all major social media platforms just turning into each other. Soon, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr will all offer the same features.
[via All Things D]