Facebook Automatically Implements Graph Search For U.S. English Users


Facebook Graph Search

As of Wednesday morning, Graph Search is now available to all U.S. English Facebook users.

Graph Search was unveiled in January, and was already available for users who opted in as beta testers. The feature will now be automatically available to all site users.

Facebook’s Graph Search works like this: Users are able to search more accurately for stuff based on recommendations by their friends. It is seen by many as a direct answer to Google’s search features, though Graph Search works exclusively with Facebook content.

If you search for content not available on Facebook, it redirects you to a web search powered by Bing.

All in all, Graph Search is a pretty cool feature and very useful, but Mashable cautions users to run through their privacy settings again to make sure that you’re only sharing information with people you want to share with.

Possibly in an effort to answer early criticism of Graph Search, Facebook said that the feature will continue to evolve over time, and that the company will “continue to work on other improvements to Graph Search, such as searching for posts, comments and mobile.”

As of now, there’s no timeline for mobile integration or for when Graph Search will go live for users in different languages.

Have you had a chance to test out Facebook’s Graph Search? What do you think?


Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.