Search on Facebook
October 23, 2015
Well, that’s just what the social media giant has announced in their blog post on Thursday where they will plan to update search across its Apple iOS, Android and desktop apps.
With one tap, you can find public posts about a link, see popular quotes and phrases mentioned in these posts, and check out an aggregate overview of sentiment. This feature is a first step–we look forward to people using it and giving us feedback so we can make it even better.
This advancement initially seems directed at social space competitor, Twitter – but don’t be fooled as Google will be in the cross-hairs too as search advertising can’t be too far behind this move.
- Public posts are just that, public, and that can’t be more true than now. Be aware of what you type and share.
- Facebook is directly challenging Google as a search engine to make social search more relevant to users. And while there are no ads, this may just work.
- Speaking of ads, they will be on the horizon with Facebook currently having more than 1.5 billion searches a day across the platform.