Facebook expands search results to all public posts to make it easier to see what others are saying
Facebook has announced that it is expanding the results that will appear for searches to the more than 2 trillion posts in its index. With this, you’ll be able to quickly and easily find out what others are saying about a certain topic or event. Whether they are your friends and family, or someone from the other side of the world, Facebook is making it easier to see what they have to say.
- Better search suggestions: When you tap into the search box and start typing, we’ll now offer timely, personalized search suggestions. As you type, we’ll highlight things that are happening right now so you can follow popular stories as they unfold.
- Search results with public posts and posts from friends: When you search, you’ll now see the most recent, relevant public posts along with posts from your friends. Search results are organized to help you cut through the noise and quickly understand what the world is saying about a topic in the moment. You also can pull-to-refresh and see the latest public posts.
- Find public conversations with search: When a link gets shared widely on Facebook, it often anchors an interesting public conversation. Now there’s a new way to quickly dive into that discussion. With one tap, you can find public posts about a link, see popular quotes and phrases mentioned in these posts, and check out an aggregate overview of sentiment. This feature is a first step—we look forward to people using it and giving us feedback so we can make it even better.
The improved search results are rolling out to Android, iOS and desktop in the U.S.
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