Social networking giant Facebook is going to upgrade the search mechanism for its mobile app, which will allow the users to hunt through the posts made by their near ones who they follow or the pages that they have liked.
With the new rollout of the ‘keyword search’, the Facebook users will be able to find the posts of friends they follow or which have been shared with them.
In the initial stage, the update will only be available for the US English language users.
According to a Facebook spokesperson, the update will be launched today only on the iOS mobile app and the desktop.
“We want to make sure these updates work really well before rolling them out to other platforms,” the spokesperson said.
Any timeframe for the roll out of update for the search on Android has not been provided by the social networking company.
According to the sources, Facebook had earlier planned to display search results that have public posts even from the unfollowed people but they later realized that the users are most interested in scrolling through the posts made by their friends and pages they liked.
Tom Stocky, Facebook’s vice president of search, said, “Usually when you think about information retrieval, it’s all about matching content to queries or content to intent. But what we found is that on Facebook people care as much if not more about who is posting the content as they do about what the actual content is.”
Tech experts are seeing the ‘keyword search’ as a giant step for Facebook. The search will offer the users to get indexed content and posts that otherwise might have lost in the midst of rushing feeds posted one after another.