Facebook has updated its search capabilities to include the ability to search the entire Facebook network for things that are happening right now-including public conversations and public posts.
According to Facebook newsroom: “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”.
“Because we’ve indexed the entire world’s conversations, we tell you things that are trending, things that are breaking, what’s happening right now,” Rousseau Kazi, a product manager on Facebook’s search team said. “The whole idea here is that if you can group these pieces of content in certain ways, it makes it pretty easy to get the full story.
“Once you understand the basis of the story, we move into how your world is reacting to it,” Kazi said. “We’re making it super easy for you to get everyone’s perspective in one place about a topic that you care about.”