FACEBOOK has recently introduced a new update to its search feature that includes every public post users have ever made.
Users are encouraged to check privacy settings after the social network updated its search feature to index two trillon older posts. Before the update, Facebook’s search feature was limited to results from groups, events, and locations, with individual public posts being difficult to find without navigating to user profile pages.
The site enables users to search and find posts from any public profile, whether or not users are “friends.”
Tom Stocky, Facebook’s VP of search, said: “When you search, you’ll now see the most recent, relevant public posts along with posts from your friends. Search results are organised to help you cut through the noise and quickly understand what the world is saying about a topic in the moment. You also can pull-to-refresh and see the latest public posts.”
The VP added: “Your search results are personalised and unique to you and, as always, you can only see things that have been shared with you. Likewise, you control who can see your posts on Facebook and it’s easy to change the audience of your past posts any time.”