Menu
Facebook widens Graph Search to include posts, status updates

Facebook widens Graph Search to include posts, status updates

The changes are being rolled out slowly, starting with a small group of people

Facebook's social search tool, graph search, now lets people search for content in posts and status updates.

Facebook's social search tool, graph search, now lets people search for content in posts and status updates.

Facebook has started to include more types of content in Graph Search, a tool for searching what others have been posting about on the social network

Graph Search will now search status updates, photo captions, check-ins and comments, Facebook said on Monday. Previously, it searched mainly what was in people's profiles, or in Pages on the site.

Users will now be able to search for posts from a certain time or place, for instance, such as "Posts by my friends from last month" or "Posts written at The White House," Facebook said.

Graph Search is currently available only on the U.S. English version of the site. The searches are done through the standard search bar at the top of the screen.

The wider capabilities are being rolled out slowly to "a small group of people who currently have Graph Search," Facebook said. It didn't say when it will be offered more widely, but it said it will improve the service through feedback.

The wider search capabilities should make it easier for Facebook users to find people with common interests, by searching through a larger set of information.

Facebook announced Graph Search in January and made it more widely available last month.

It's had to address some questions about privacy since it launched the service, and some users hurried to change their privacy settings after it was introduced.

"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," Facebook said on Monday.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Internet-based applications and servicessocial networkingsocial mediainternetsearch enginesFacebook

Slideshows

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016
​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise honoured its top performing Kiwi partners at the second running of its HPE Partner Awards in New Zealand, held at a glitzy ceremony in Auckland. Recognising excellence across eight categories - from distributors to resellers - the tech giant celebrated its first year as a standalone company, following its official split from HP in 2015.

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel
Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
Show Comments