Over the course of this past week Facebook has been rolling out an update for its 1.3 billion users offering enhancements to search, primarily emphasizing the ability to look up older posts by keywords. The update has been in the making for quite some time, and it’s now finally available to both desktop and mobile customers.
The social network makes the news official on its newsroom, stating, “Today we’re updating Facebook Search to make it easier to find the posts that have been shared with you […] 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.”
You can now search using phrases like “My friends who live in New York,” but also things like “Anthony’s wedding” or “barbecue at Jamie’s house” and stuff like that.
Facebook has made it so that your search results are personalized, allowing you to see the things that have been shared with you, leaving out the clutter. iDevice owners will get the same treatment, along with their Android friends.
To search for something on Facebook, simply click the search bar at the top of any page, punch in what you’re looking for, and choose from the suggested results. You can search for anything from people, posts, photos, and places to Pages, Groups, apps, and events. It’s best to start searching using keywords. You can search for your friends by simply entering their names or email addresses in the search bar, and you can even import your list of contacts from other places with the option to send a friend request to any of your buddies that already has a Facebook account.
To learn more about Facebook’s new search initiative, visit this site right here.