Facebook Releases Powerful New Graph Search Update

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An example search now possible with the new feature. // Photo by Facebook

Facebook has released a powerful new update to its Graph Search feature. As of September 30, Graph Search will now search users’ posts, status updates, check-ins and comments. 

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“This is rolling out slowly to a small group of people who currently have Graph Search and we will continue to improve this experience by listening to feedback,” said a statement posted in Facebook’s newsroom

Previously, Graph Search had only been able to search based on people, places, photos and interests, CNET reports. Adding posts and status updates makes a massive amount of data newly searchable on the social network. 

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Because all of users’ old posts will now be searchable based on their privacy settings, now may be a good time for users to double-check those privacy settings to ensure their social media profile is well-presented. Information Week has published a list of five quick steps to double-check privacy settings, which includes going over old status updates, comments, the “About” section of your profile, photos and places. 

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