Facebook Tests Searching By Keyword In Mobile Apps
Eventually Facebook will bring Graph Search to mobile devices. At least Mark Zuckerberg says so. In January, he said it would be coming “pretty soon”.
Facebook is staying quiet about any timetable, but now and then tests leak into public. In June, it was a test for mobile web users.
This week, it’s a test giving some mobile app users the ability to search by keyword. First reported by Bloomberg, the test enables people to search through content posted by friends and pages they follow.
We asked Facebook to give more details about the test, including what devices are included, and got this emailed response from a spokesperson:
“We’re testing an improvement to search on mobile. In this test you can use keywords to search for posts you’re in the audience for on Facebook.”