Find What the World is Saying


Another innovation by Facebook, Facebook Search. With over 1.5 billion searches per day and over 2 trillion posts in their index, search is an important, long-term effort at Facebook.

When something happens in the world, people often turn to Facebook to see how their friends and family are reacting. Today, the Facebook Search is being updated, so that in addition to friends and family, you can find out what the world is saying about topics that matter to you.

Better search suggestions

Personalized search suggestions appear when you start typing into the search box; as you’re typing, things that are happening right now are highlighted, 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 and 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 at 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 starts 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 a sum up of the opinions expressed. This feature is a first step, and is to be enhanced with the feedback of the users.

Here’s a quick overview of how these updates work.

You can also see for yourself; try searching “Halloween Costumes” or “Mets World Series.”

The diverse experiences and perspectives that are shared on Facebook can’t be found anywhere else. 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 can always control who can see your new and past posts on Facebook.

The latest updates are rolling out now in US English on iPhone, Android, and desktop, and we’re excited to see how this new feature develops.


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Find What the World is Saying