Facebook Testing ‘Search This Profile’ Feature

By David Cohen Comment

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Facebook confirmed to Mashable that it is testing a way for users to search other users’ profiles, but they will only see content that they have been granted access to.

Mashable reported late last week that The Huffington Post business editor Alexander Kaufman spotted Facebook’s Search This Profile feature, adding that the feature is active on the account of Mashable space reporter Miriam Kramer.

According to Mashable, the Search This Profile feature allows users to search other users’ profiles for specific terms in posts, and the screenshot below shows the results of a search for “Mashable” on Kramer’s profile.

A Facebook spokesperson told Mashable the test was “a small pilot program” for select desktop and iPhone users in the U.S., and there are currently no plans to officially roll out the feature, adding:

We’re piloting a way to search for people’s posts from within their profiles. You can only search for posts that you can already see on their Timelines.

Readers: Would you like to see Facebook roll out the Search This Profile feature?

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Screenshots courtesy of Mashable.

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