New Facebook post search
Mon 8 Dec 2014, 23:40

Facebook users can now search for specific posts, including news articles, photos and videos. The update is rolling out this week in U.S. English for the iPhone and the desktop.

People’s privacy settings will play a key role in the usefulness of post search. If someone posts something but only shares it with specific friends, the post will only appear to those friends who search for it. Still, there will probably be users who want to limit the search on some of their posts. Users can adjust the privacy settings around their posts by clicking on the “activity log” button from their profile page, on either mobile or the desktop. And, if you want to look back at your own searches, go to your activity log and check the box for “include only me activity.”