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August 29, 2014

Facebook Testing Keyword Search

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Facebook is expanding Graph Search.

The social network is testing keyword search on its mobile app, allowing members to search through old posts or pages they have followed according to keyword.

“We’re testing an improvement to search on mobile,” Facebook said in a statement. “In this test you can use keywords to search for posts you’re in the audience for on Facebook.”

As an example, if a user wanted to find a post by his friend Alex Jones about his trip to Las Vega, he would type in “Las Vega Alex Jones.”

Facebook is remaining pretty tight-lipped about the experiment, which it said is being tested only on a small scale thus far. The company declined to comment on if it will be rolled out to all users.

Seemingly, the only reason Facebook offered any comment at all, was because the story was reported by Bloomberg.