Facebook has announced new search functionality for its users who are using Facebook App on their iPhone. Facebook is planning to make Facebook Search more intuitive. Facebook has released the new functionality in the U.S. English for iPhone and desktop users. Yes, only for iPhone, no update for Android users as-of-now!
The new Facebook search is more personalized to user. Now user can search using phrases and sentences.
Tom Stocky, Facebook’s VP of Search, described the update:
[quote_box_center]“Today we’re updating Facebook Search to make it easier to find the posts that have been shared with you. You’ve given us a lot of feedback on the Graph Search beta. 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.[/quote_box_center]
[quote_box_center]If you want to search using phrases like “My friends who live in New York,” you still can.[/quote_box_center]
[quote_box_center]Your search results are personalized and unique to you and, as always, you can only see things that have been shared with you.”[/quote_box_center]
The Facebook search has already rolled out Graph Search for US English Users in July this year. The Graph Search gives specific searches based on the user data available with Facebook and the friends as well as relationship of user with their Friends. Facebook Graph search is suggestion based and and the entries are auto-completed as you type-in. It gives you access to more friends in your extended network, pages you may like based on your preference’s, Restaurants or locations near you.
The new search feature will help save Facebook addicts time in scrolling through their timeline to search for a specific post. Now they can directly search for a relevant post through search bar. The new search functionality will be especially helpful for users who have joined years back or have a large network and want to access some specific post from past.
Facebook has come under a lot of negative press due to privacy issues, now a user can search from his data any specific post or check-in which a user may not like to share to Public. This will add more power in hands of user and they will be able to effectively control their privacy.