Facebook updating its search service to challange Google

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New Delhi : The Social networking giant Facebook, which is an important part today in the life of everybody, on Thursday launched ‘Search FYI’, a service that allows users to find anything from its vast index, including public posts, both by people (who may or may not be on your friends’ list) and content posted by people and brands on their official Pages.

The online social networking site is being updated to quickly find out what others are saying on topics that matter to you.

"When something happens in the world, people often turn to Facebook to see how their friends and family are reacting. Today, we’re updating Facebook Search so that in addition to friends and family, you can find out what the world is saying about topics that matter to you:" Tom Stocky, Facebook’s vice-president of search said on its newsroom.

He described search as an important, long-term effort at Facebook, which boasted an index of more than two trillion posts and daily searches already topping 1.5 billion daily.

"Your search results are personalized and unique to you and, as always, you can only see things that have been shared with you. Likewise, you control who can see your posts on Facebook and it’s easy to change the audience of your past posts any time." further added in the post on fb newsroom.

There are few marked points which are as below : 

  • 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.

First Published on: Friday, October 23, 2015 at: 6:57 PM


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