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Facebook’s Graph Search To Include Status Updates and Posts



Facebook is allowing users to search more of what users see as part of their day to day experience with the service.

Now Graph Search will have status updates and posts in results. Basically, if it’s something that has been shared with you it can be searched by you.

Facebook tells us

Starting today, Graph Search will include posts and status updates. Now you will be able to search for status updates, photo captions, check-ins and comments to find things shared with you.

As an example here is something you might see if you searched for “Posts about Dancing with the Stars by my friends.” I would hope a search of my friends on this subject would return a goose egg but that’s my issue.

Graph Search Example

The post from Facebook gives a few more examples with the most compelling being something like “Posts that I commented on”.

Of course, Facebook is making sure privacy is given its due.

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.

Facebook will be rolling this out slowly and will be testing the near future. When will it get to the masses? No one knows except the folks in Menlo Park. Until then you’ll just have to manage with the Facebook of today. Oh the horror!!!!!