Just a few hours ago, Facebook announced they are beta testing a new search capability they’ve called Graph Search.
You can read more about it here: https://www.facebook.com/about/graphsearch.
Graph search is governed by your privacy settings and those of your Facebook friends.
So, unless a photo is public, or your friends have permission to view it, it won’t show up in a search result.
For consumers and brands alike, Facebook’s new search feature is great news.
Last week I talked about how social media amplifies word-of-mouth recommendations by friends and networks.
Friends often share about the products and services they love on Facebook and a typical example is restaurants. Of course, we see the comments as they come up on the newsfeed but we miss a lot too. So, a quick way to find a product or service your friends would recommend would be to use graph search. Here’s a search I did via Facebook’s announcement page.
At the moment, the search function is being beta tested, but if you want to be a guinea pig you can sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/about/graphsearch
I have a feeling that this new feature will be very popular! What are your thoughts?