Facebook Graph Search Includes Posts and Status Updates

Facebook has decided to extend its Graph Search by incorporating on its search engine the ability to look for posts, status updates, or comments.

This makes Graph Search more powerful than ever, since users will be able to find any post/comment of their favorite artist/TV show, they could spot their status updates from last year, or the comments they did. What's more, marketers will have an even better idea of their audience and would be able to trace every single mention of what they are looking for.


As we have mentioned again in the past, there is a debate on whether Graph Search is useful, or creepy.
Is it the step to the future, or another proof that we're just products with public information for anyone looking for them? The truth is somewhere in the middle!

If you're looking to check the new search feature for posts, it's not available for everyone yet, but only for a small number of people.

Here's what Facebook said about it:

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.
Search for the topics you're interested in and see what your friends are saying, like “Dancing with the Stars" or "Posts about Dancing with the Stars by my friends.”
Search for posts about a city, place or from a certain time, such as "Posts by my friends from last month," "Posts written at The White House."
Search for posts you want to see again, like “Posts I commented on” or “My posts from last year."
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.