Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has been rumored to be developing its own search engine for many years and the anticipation has recently been growing.
Limited access to the new search feature was initially made available back in January 2013. As reported by ABC news, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) says in a blog post which has been published today: “Over the past few months, tens of millions of people have helped improve the product just by using it and giving feedback.”
Beta Launch Used By Millions So Far
First unveiled in January, Facebook Graph Search was launched in beta and millions of people have used it since then. The new and advanced feature has now become faster and better in understanding numerous ways of asking questions.
“This is just the beginning,” Facebook said. “We’re currently work on making it easier for people to search and discover topics, including posts and comments. We’re also working on getting mobile Graph Search ready.”
Facebook Graph Search Very Different From Typical Web Search
Keeping in mind that Graph search differs from web searches in terms of search results and collection of information about things, Graph search is designed and developed to gather people’s information and whereabouts.
“Graph Search and web search are very different. Web search is designed to take a set of keywords (for example: “hip hop”) and provide the best possible results that match those keywords. With Graph Search you combine phrases (for example: “my friends in New York who like Jay-Z”) to get that set of people, places, photos or other content that’s been shared on Facebook. We believe they have very different uses.”
Formal Launch Rolling Out Now
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) believes that the feature is now ready to be launched on a big scale as they have worked on it’s improvement and now they are content with its speed and accuracy.
“Over the past few months, tens of millions of people have helped improve the product just by using it and giving feedback,” Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) will reportedly write in blog post to be published on Monday.
As Graph Search rolls out, users will find a notice on their homepage reminding them how to control the information they share. Tailor made for everyone, this feature is based on what has been shared with other users of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).