Facebook is finally implementing a change in its search function that users (including us) have been requesting for a long time: the ability to search through your old posts.
Did your friend share a cool article about the new Star Wars movie on your wall you never got around to reading? Maybe you posted an article months ago about how Weather.com is the worst website ever and want to show your Mom, but can’t find it. Now, you’ll be able to use the search function with keywords just like you would search for a person.
According to a Facebook blog post announcing the new feature, this is something users have requested extremely often.
You’ve given us a lot of feedback on the Graph Search beta. You’ve told us the most important thing is being able to find posts you’ve seen before, and now you can. With a quick search, you can get back to a fun video from your graduation, a news article you’ve been meaning to read, or photos from your friend’s wedding last summer.
The blog post also noted that, “your search results are personalized and unique to you and, as always, you can only see things that have been shared with you,” meaning none of your friends could type something like “Kevin Slane passed out in Arby’s on his 21st birthday” and find a really embarrassing post to mock you with over and over. Not that anyone could search for that anyways because that was a completely hypothetical example that never happened in real life. Totally fake you guys, I swear.
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