Facebook People Search Goes Down

People Search IconIf you’ve tried searching for someone on Facebook in the past 24 hours, there’s a good chance you didn’t find them. The reason is that Facebook’s people search functionality hasn’t been working. While we don’t know when the problem will be resolved, we’re sure this is a big problem considering that most people search for other users on Facebook regularly.

Many users have been reporting the issue to us which we first noticed yesterday evening. Given that Facebook is a communication tool, we’d expect that most users search for other people when they aren’t connecting with people they already know. While I’d love to take this opportunity to extrapolate about Facebook search downtime, there’s little else to add.

Have you noticed that Facebook people search is down or do you not spend much time searching for people you aren’t already connected to?