Facebook Upgrades its Search Functionality

Have you ever seen a post on Facebook and switched over to Google or Twitter to find out what people are saying about the topic? Well, this might be a thing of the past as Facebook has embarked on an upgrade that will eliminate the need to leave their platform to get your results.

Facebook has upgraded it’s search functionality, a move that could be seen to challenge Google and Twitter searches. Being the top search engine, Google has been long used to deliver news results around the world. Twitter’s search functionality and real-time nature has alo given the platform credibility in getting real time updates of moments around the world.

Dubbed ‘Search FYI’, the new function includes an index of 2 trillion posts in its index. Facebook says that with over 1.5 billion searches a day, search is an important, long-term effort at the company.

When something happens in the world, people often turn to Facebook to see how their friends and family are reacting. Today, we’re updating Facebook Search so that in addition to friends and family, you can find out what the world is saying about topics that matter to you. – Facebook

Source: Facebook

Search FYI is coupled up with better search suggestions, giving timely, personalized suggestions. It will highlight things that are happening right now, letting people follow up on popular stories as in Twitter trends. Facebook promises to organize the search results to help you cut through the noise and quickly understand what the world is saying about a topic in the moment.

Twitter has been for a long time been the go-to social network for live events and conversations. With this new feature, Facebook might be looking to retain its users by enabling conversations on the platform.

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