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Facebook’s Graph Search Now Lets You Search for Specific Posts

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Amit Chowdhry of Forbes reports, “This week, Facebook is adding the ability to search for keywords contained within posts, photos, articles and videos that were shared with you.”

FacebookAmit Chowdhry of Forbes reports, “This week, Facebook is adding the ability to search for keywords contained within posts, photos, articles and videos that were shared with you. Facebook’s semantic Graph Search features like the ability to search for the phrases “My friends that work at Facebook” and “Photos of my friends” has not changed. Facebook launched Graph Search in beta last year. Facebook decided to add the post search feature after receiving feedback from users… ‘With a quick search, you can get back to a fun video from your graduation, a news article you’ve been meaning to read, or photos from your friend’s wedding last summer,’ said Tom Stocky.”

Chowdhry continues, “According to BusinessInsider, posts are ranked by the post time, post engagement and the levels of relationships. The posts from first-degree friends will be ranked higher than the public posts from the friends of your friends. The feature also finds posts from people and Pages you follow. Facebook spent about nine months testing the post search feature before launching it. Facebook’s post search does not have a time limitation. I have found posts that my friends wrote as far back as 2006 — which is around the time that Facebook launched the News Feed. Last month, Twitter coincidentally also launched the ability for users to search for every tweet that has been written since the service launched in 2006.”

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