Facebook launched a search engine tool, called Graph Search, which allows users to search their Facebook social graph for people, places, photos and interests.
With the new search engine tool, users will be able to ask specific questions to aid in a search. Facebook announced the beta version of Graph Search in January 2013 and has received input on the feature from many users.
"Over the past few months, tens of millions of people have helped improve the product just by using it and giving feedback," Facebook said in a blog post published on July 8.
In the next few weeks, Facebook will roll out Graph Search to everyone who uses the social medial site in U.S. English, and users should start seeing their search box automatically updated.
The company says Graph Search is faster, both at suggesting potential searches and displaying results, than the original version. It also understands more ways of asking questions and does a better job at showing the most relevant results first, the company says.
Facebook says it is continuing to work on making it easier for people to search and discover topics, including posts and comments, and is also working on a mobile version of Graph Search.
As Graph Search rolls out more widely, everyone on Facebook will see a notice on their home page with a reminder about how to control what they share and with whom, the company says.
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