Facebook Launches Search Function for Facebook Live

With all of the new features Facebook has introduced to enable users to create and enhance Facebook Live videos, the social network turned its attention to helping users find those videos.

With all of the new features Facebook has introduced to enable users to create and enhance Facebook Live videos, the social network turned its attention to helping users find those videos.

Product managers Dirk Stoop and Eugene Min detailed the addition of Facebook Live videos to the social network’s Trending Topics module, as well as the dedicated search function for Facebook Live that will be added to its flagship applications, in a Newsroom post:

It’s now easier to discover Live video in topics that are Trending on Facebook. If relevant Live video is available, it will be included in the search results pages for these topics so you can get a direct, first-hand look at what’s happening.

You’ll also see a new indicator that lets you know when relevant Live video is available for a Trending topic.

Expect to find Live video in a small handful of Trending topics for now. As more people start creating and sharing Live video, we’re excited to see these perspectives make Trending topics an even better experience.

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Our team built a dedicated search experience for the new Live video destination that’s coming to Facebook’s mobile app. Here, you can easily find even more videos across Facebook—just type a few keywords into the search bar at the top of the screen to discover all sorts of videos about things that matter to you, from chefs sharing their recipes to scientists explaining their breakthroughs to comedians trying out new jokes.

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As always, you can only see videos that have been shared with you.

Readers: What do you think of these new search features?