Facebook launches Graph Search for everyone

If you’re one of the people that’s pretty sick of Facebook and wishes for some new functionality we have some good news for you: Graph Search is coming today.

The New York Times reported that Facebook’s search features will get a major upgrade with the full launch of Graph Search. Originally shown off in January of this year it’s hard to think that this minor upgrade wasn't yet available to everyone.

Graph Search replaces the classic search bar at the top with a bigger and more powerful one. You can now search for your friends, or favourite check-in locations but you also have smarter searches. Graph Search allows you to narrow your searches in a much more intuitive way. For example you can search for “friends of mine that like Firefly” or even “friends of Emily that are female and single”.

You can also search through photos, which makes finding things a lot easier. “Photos of my parents in France” now brings up all the photos geo-tagged in France.

Graph search can definitely make you stalking habits a lot more enjoyable and simple, but for all of that this is still somewhat of a minor update.

Source: New York Times | Image via Facebook

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It's actually a little bit similar to what MySpace used to have for a search. My only concern is facebook has stated that it may start tracking what you search for and then target advertising to you.

So...my suggestion is...be careful what you search for...who knows if what you happen to search for can end up as advertising to your friends list. I can see it now...someone on your friends list all of the sudden gets porn ads on their facebook page...lol.

didn't get it, using American English they prolly meant to say it's the start of rolling it out, which could take a few weeks or months. wonders when they're gonna release the new news feed page, with the friends on the left side.

azz0r_wugg said,
Finally. Been waiting ages for this. Even my mom has it.

Unfortunately, like everything else Facebook does, it's a nice idea, but doesn't really work as it should. I don't think it was quite ready.

SuperKid said,
I don't get it, I applied for the news feed when it first came out yet my sister didn't apply and she has it but i don't.

I know the feeling... I have applied the moment it was available and I'm still waiting, but some friends that never even heard of it, have it...