In my opinion, Facebook search has always been severely lacking. Sure, you can search for people and pages (though those searches don’t always work so well either), but you could never search posts or what people were talking about. Facebook is changing that today.
The company has improved its search, which now supports searching public posts and posts from friends. In classic Facebook fashion, it’s not as simple as it sounds. And in this case, that’s a great thing. The new search allows you to search for topics, see what people are talking about, find relevant linked articles, and more. It’s a more community-based search rather than just searching for specific text. Search suggestions have also been improved, so you’ll get personalized suggestions for all the new stuff you can access.
Honestly, I think Facebook nailed the functionality of a public post search. Instead of turning it into a boring tool that makes you sift through info, it’s a new way to find out what’s going on and what people are talking about. I’m no avid user of Facebook, but I can see this being a great addition to the social network. Share your thoughts on this new feature in the comments!