facebook search profile
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Here’s what it looks like on Kramer’s account:
Now, when you start typing an entry into Facebook’s search box, it’ll offer you keyword suggestions for any name you might enter — Facebook’s first example was someone typing the name “Jessica,” with the autocomplete suggesting searches for “Jessica wedding” and “Jessica muir woods.” Tapping on those suggestions now brings up a “post-centric” search results page for individual Facebook posts containing those words. You’ll still be able to search for the connections between people in your network using Graph Search, but Facebook believes these new search results will particularly work better on mobile — an initiative that continues to be of utmost importance to the company.
“People share what makes us human on Facebook, which is really powerful.”
Basic Search can be a little confusing because Facebook autocompletes the names that you type and assumes you’re trying to get to your friends’ Timelines. If you’re the type of person who is used to pressing the Enter key to begin a search, this can lead you landing on friends’ Timelines when you meant to search for someone else named James.
You’ll wind up using Search two basic ways. The first way is if the name of the person you’re looking for (or at least someone with the same name) appears in the autocomplete menu. You can accomplish that sort of search following these steps:
So then Facebook launched full-text post search, but that made Graph Searching even tougher since Facebook would confuse sentences for keywords. Facebook does have some advanced search features, but they’re split up and buried in weird places like the Find Friends tool and the sidebar options of old-school pre-Graph searches.
Like a true hacker, Morgenstern just wanted to play around with what was possible on the web that won’t work with mobile apps. He says “We’re moving towards an app ecosystem where it’s not possible to build things like Search Is Back because all these apps are walled gardens. So in the dying days of open HTML web, it’s imperative to build these tools and customize what people give us.”
Alexander Kaufman, a business editor at The Huffington Post, was one of the first to report seeing the feature, according to Mashable, who first wrote about the feature. You can check out how to spot the new function in Kaufman’s screenshot below.
While this seems like a small change, it can actually be hugely helpful. For example, say you see an interesting news article in your Newsfeed posted by a close friend. But when you go to their profile, it’s no longer at the top of their feed. This will enable you to search a keyword from that post on their profile so that you can locate it again.