Originally introduced all the way back in January 2013, Facebook has announced today that its Graph Search technology will arrive this week on its popular iOS app.
The capability, now rechristened as Facebook Search, is designed to provide users with personalized search results. For example, you’ll be able to search for posts that have previously appeared in your news feed. You can also search by using phrases like “My friends who live in New York.”
Along with arriving on the iOS app, the updates will also be rolled out for the Web version of the social network.
A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Facebook can be downloaded now from the App Store for free. Facebook didn’t say if an updated version of the app will be required to take advantage of the search functionality.
I’m glad to see Facebook finally bring the enhanced search capability to its iOS app. But I do wonder if the social networking giant waited too long for it to really matter.
Just like my colleague Bryan M. White, I thought the feature could be a game changer when it was first announced, but two years of development is an awfully long time – especially in the technology world.
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