Facebook has opened up its Graph Search to look inside status updates, photos, check-ins, attendance, comments and other types of posts to search within the social network.
Previously, Facebook’s Graph search was used to look around people, places, photos, and interests to search like “Friends who Like Star Wars and Harry Potter.” But, with the evolution of the Graph Search, soon it will be possible to search for content within Facebook, and you will be able to enter entities that are to be found even within your own or your friend’s timeline
Now you can search for status updates, captions of the photographs, check-ins and comments to find things related to you. Your own updates, or update shared by each other and to the capacity of the user who performs the search, it is potentially accessible. Although, the feature is not yet available worldwide but is available for a small group of US-English users and should arrive in the coming days on the bulletin board of a billion active users on the network.
Currently, the new feature is available for a small group of US-English users and is expected to arrive worldwide in coming days.
Unlike Google, on Facebook you don’t seek purely words within text, but rather the specific characteristics of information from its own experience corollary of Facebook. Some of the examples from the Facebook press “Post about Dancing with the Stars by my friends” will try updates related to TV show “Dancing with the Stars” loaded on the social network from their friends. “Posts written at The White House” to search for all available updates and writings prior location at the White House, “My posts from last year” will offer an extract of its updates the previous year, and so on.
The search will not only be carried out in course content specifically shared with you that makes up the query, but also the hand sink in the entire mass of public updates on the entire network. Given the mass of registered users and the increasing tendency to open instead of closing all updates in small circles, the functions of Graph Search promise to return the content in more interesting way with the passage of time.
In order to access the new search function, firstly Graph Search much be enabled on your account (right now available for small US group). If you are from US region, you can enroll in the waiting list — open for some time now. Once enabled you can perform searches like “photos that I like”, “Pictures taken by Josh”, “places I visited” and so on. Formally Facebook speaks of a “research between connections” and in fact the best description of the Graph Search is a way to rummage through accessing content not only in chronological order as it has been until now, but also exploring relationships with various entities, or by filtering a mass of contents in search of something that lurks in the past.
By searching the connections, Facebook users can browse the site in a whole new way. The results obtained with the tool are different for each person and are based on what you’ve shared with everyone. Your privacy settings determine what your friends will see when they will search. However, the new functions to graph search will bring up your past, and everyone would be able to search what you have done in the past on Facebook depending on the permissions. Graph Search might raise people’s eyebrow with such a new feature.
Facebook 2013 Journey
In March 2013, Facebook introduced a semantic search engine known as Facebook Graph Search which is designed to give answers to user natural language queries rather than a list of links followed by Facebook’s New News Feed with larger Photographs, interactive elements, better organization of content. Actually, these were the new features, designed by the Facebook team to renew the appearance of portal 2.0. Then Facebook came up with the hashtag functionality which is used to monitor a particular topic. Few days back, Facebook introduced the ability to edit all posts and comments from the web, Android, or iOS.
Now, Facebook has come up with Status Updates search which can help us to search status updates, comments, photo captions, notes, and check-ins.