After two years since its last tool applied on their social network, Facebook introduces post search, a new and easier way to keep track of previous posts.
The new feature is called post search. This new tool implemented in one of the world famous social network will allow people to search and track posts that were shared with them in the past. It is said that the company had this project in mind since January 2013 when graph search was first developed.
This tool is used so that users may find older posts or photos shared by their friends by simply typing whatever they want to find in the search box. This tool allows users to find content shared in the past by people with little effort.
Facebook announced that this week this new tool will be updated on desktop and iPhone platforms, though no release date for Windows phone or Android was given.
Some useful information is the fact that privacy settings will have an important role in the new tool “post search”. For example if somebody posts something that has been shared with some people, only those who search for that post or photo will be able to see it.
Users will be able to modify the privacy settings of their posts from the “activity log” button on both mobile or desktop platforms, thus allowing them to limit the number of users that can see their posts. Another hint about this new tool would be that if you want to check your previous searches, go to “activity log” and check the “include only me activity” box.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, called this tool a long-term effort for his company and promised more updates of the social networking site in the near future. Despite the fact that Facebook said their priority is being mainly “mobile”, the fact that graph search took almost two years to reach smartphones is a surprise.
Facebook hopes that new tools and features planned in the new future will keep its users intrigued and away from competitors such as Twitter that improve their own network with new tools. Only a few weeks back Twitter released a similar new tool for their social networking site called “every tweet ever posted” which lets users search for older “tweets”.