Now rolling out in the US for iPhone and Facebook for desktop, Facebook has launched it’s all new and improved Facebook Search.
Until now, if you wanted to find that witty status you shared a few weeks ago or that post where your friend wrote a cookery recipe to your timeline; it was a case of good luck with that! To find those posts would typically mean scrolling down your entire timeline, whilst ensuring you didn’t miss the ‘show more’ tab. All very tiresome. On top of that, if you wanted to search a term like ‘Photoshop Tutorial’, Facebook would only display pages, groups and people connected with Photoshop, not any posts that you may have shared. Well, that’s all changed and it couldn’t have come sooner.
You’ve told us the most important thing is being able to find posts you’ve seen before, and now you can. With a quick search, you can get back to a fun video from your graduation, a news article you’ve been meaning to read, or photos from your friend’s wedding last summer. – Explained Facebook in their blog post.
This is a great jump forward thanks to the beta testing of Facebook’s Graph Search. According to the social network, Search at Facebook is a long-term effort and is the first step toward helping you tap into the experiences and perspectives of your friends.
In some ways this is another ‘trump’ over Google, whom launched Google+ under a fanfare of superior post propagation. These updates will roll out this week in US English on iPhone and desktop. For more information, visit search.fb.com – What are your thoughts on Search for Facebook? How will you utilise this new tool?