Facebook To Use Public Posts In Its Search; 2 Trillion FB Posts Indexed So Far

Social networking magnet Facebook is now ready to give a big push to the way searches performed on its platform. It’s now going to change. Facebook introduced graph search in 2013 that helped users to access friends’ posts via search, but now the social network will search through every public post published so far and relevant to the information you seek.

Amazingly, Facebook has so far indexed over 2 Trillion posts, and 1.5 billion searches are performed on this platform every single day.

In its official statement on its blog post, Facebook said:

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.

Now, while searching through search box, users will be able to access more personalized search suggestions. While typing into the search box, they can see popular stories and trending news as they unfold.

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Facebook To Use Public Posts In Its Search

The major change will appear in the form of accessibility to the public posts and quite a new thing for searchers. Now, while searching, you’ll see the most recent, relevant public posts along with posts from your friends. It will help you organize the search results and go through the trending news and stories only about a topic you are interested in.

Additionally, the proposed changed in the Facebook search will enable users to fetch the latest posts about popular links. It even lets you see popular quotes and phrases by users related to that post, and provides an “aggregate overview of sentiment” about a particular topic.

If you don’t want to let people see your public posts you made in past, you still can do it. The change in the search won’t affect your privacy as you can change your audience for the posts any time to stop your public posts from appearing into the search.

Please Note: Today’s updates are rolling out now in US English on iPhone, Android and desktop

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