Facebook April this year launched Graph Search beta to a selected people to allow users find people, photos, places and interests on Facebook.
The giant social network will now be rolling it’s social search feature to everyone who uses U.S English for Facebook, then spread to other languages steadily. This is not a competition to Google search, yet, as Facebook needs more social data to do so and is only limited to Facebook.
The firm announced, “In the next few weeks, Graph Search will roll out more broadly to everyone who uses Facebook in U.S. English.”
Graph Search beta was the firm’s testing ground for thepast few months and Facebook claims tens of millions of people have helped improve the product just by using it and giving feedback.
The firm said it has made Graph Search faster – both at suggesting potential searches and displaying results. Graph Search also understands more ways of asking questions, does a better job at showing the most relevant results first and its interface makes it easier to see and use.
“Everyone using US English should start seeing their search box automatically updated,” the firm announced and added.
“This is just the beginning. We’re currently working on making it easier for people to search and discover topics, including posts and comments. We’re also working on getting mobile Graph Search ready.”
For privacy users are able to control what they share and with whom. This tool was developed to help people manage what they share on Facebook.
Facebook said Graph Search results are personalized and unique for everyone, based on what has been shared with them. Like, if you search for “Photos of Tahir Square,” you’ll see photos your friends took there and shared with you, as well as Public photos. Facebook added that if another person on Facebook searches for the same query, they will not see what the other person searchers for as they have different friends, and different photos have been shared with them.