Facebook’s Graph Search just got a lot more robust, as the social network announced Monday that posts and status updates will now be part of its results, allowing users to search content including photo captions, check-ins, and comments.
Users will only be able to see content that has been shared with them, which includes content from friends, as well as posts that are shared publicly.
Facebook said the enhancement to Graph Search will initially be rolled out to a small group of users, and their feedback will be incorporated as the rollout continues.
The social network said in the Newsroom post announcing the new Graph Search feature:
Search for the topics you’re interested in and see what your friends are saying, like, “Dancing with the Stars,” or, “posts about Dancing with the Stars by my friends.”
Search for posts about a city, place, or from a certain time, such as “posts by my friends from last month,” or, “posts written at the White House.”
Search for posts you want to see again, like “posts I commented on,” or, “my posts from last year.”
As with other things in Graph Search, you can only see content that has been shared with you, including posts shared publicly by people you are not friends with. Use privacy shortcuts and Activity Log to review who can see the things you share.
This is rolling out slowly to a small group of people who currently have Graph Search, and we will continue to improve this experience by listening to feedback. Learn more about looking for posts with Graph Search in the Help Center.
Readers: Will this new feature prompt you to use Graph Search more?