Friends, family and businesses are always posting amazing statuses on Facebook. Try finding those updates a week from now. By then, they’re buried or you can’t remember who posted it. Save your favorite Facebook posts to read later without creating endless bookmarks with Facebook Favorite.
I have friends who love posting recipes, inspiration quotes or hilarious jokes that I’d love to read again later. Now, I can quickly save them with a simple extension for Google Chrome. I’ve tried saving each post as a bookmark, copying and pasting the post into Word and even taking screenshots. Trust me, this is much faster and easier to use.
Facebook Favorite In A Nutshell
Facebook Favorite is a free extension for Chrome. It’s a bookmarking tool that allows you to save any public posts with a single click. When you want to read the posts later, open the extension and read the posts. You don’t have to log-in to any special services because all posts are stored locally on your computer.
Start by installing the extension from the Chrome Web Store. You may need to restart your browser after the installation. You’ll see the Facebook “f” in a blue star at the top right of Chrome once it’s installed.
Open Facebook and start using the site as usual. When you see a post you’d like to save, click Favorite under the status itself. The link is beside the standard Like, Comment and Share links. When the Favorite link changes to Saved, the post has been successfully saved.
Reading Saved Posts
Anytime you want to read your saved posts, click the Facebook Favorite icon at the top of Chrome to open the extension. By default, your posts are displayed in a list format. Change the view by clicking Full Feeds on the left side of the page.
If you tend to save numerous posts, search for the post you want to read by using the built-in search feature. Enter a keyword or even the poster’s name to view all relevant posts. This is perfect if you save posts from certain people often.
For instance, I like saving tips from a few businesses. After installing this, I simply search for the business name and I have a nice list of tips without sorting through my newsfeed or trying to go through the business’s Facebook page to find what I need.
Delete a post at any time by clicking the X beside the post. This removes it from your favorites completely.
If you no longer need any of the saved posts, simply click Clear Cache to delete all currently stored posts. Only click this if you’re ready to delete all posts you’ve saved.
Perhaps this extension will inspire Facebook to add a feature like this themselves. Or maybe Pinterest could get on board to make it easy to find just the pins or boards you like instead of sorting through all of a user’s boards to find your favorites. For now, we’ll just have to enjoy how easy it finally is to save all of our favorite Facebook posts with a single click.