Facebook believes it is time to make Graph Search a part of every Facebook users’ profile and is going to start rolling out the feature wider starting today. The rollout will first come to users who have set their language settings to US English on Facebook and will bring about search and speed improvements.
The search feature was first rolled out to a limited number of users who had signed up for it back in January this year. Graph Search has been dubbed as the “third pillar” of Facebook by founder Mark Zuckerberg and had been introduced with the promise of helping you find human connections in your social sphere better.
The search feature – which shows up as a bigger bar on top of your Facebook pages – lets you key in specific queries and shows you relevant results. You can ask it to show you pictures of a particular friend before the year 2012, movies your friends like, friends of friends that listen to the same music as you and more.
Coming to US English users soon!
The feature that was being tested by Facebook for over six months is now ready to be rolled out on a wider scale. Starting today, the social networking giant will be making Graph Search available to users who did not sign-up to get the feature in January too. Over the next few weeks, users accessing Facebook with American English as their basic language will be able to use Graph Search. The social networking website says that other languages will be getting access to the search feature soon as well.
The long period of time between announcement and roll-out of the Graph Search can be blamed on linguistics. The feature makes use of simple human language to access data from Facebook’s mine. Terms like “My friends who”, “Places where”, “Friends of friends” etc. require Facebook to deliver results with deadly accuracy – something it has not been able to achieve completely with Graph Search yet.
According to a report by ABC News, Facebook has tweaked the search feature to improve speed and accuracy to suggest relevant options when you start searching. The feature seems intelligent and learns the more you search using it and will therefore start producing more relevant results over time.
Check out more of how Graph Search works and how you can use it better in our hands-on with the feature. If you haven’t received Graph Search yet, you can start planning about what you will search when it rolls out completely.