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Facebook Graph Search Now Includes Status Updates and Posts

Like it or not, your status updates are now searchable.

Like it or not, your status updates are now searchable.

Today Facebook announced that Graph search on Facebook will include posts and status updates, beginning today.

As with other things in Graph Search, you can only see content that has been shared with you, including posts shared publicly by people you are not friends with. Use privacy shortcuts and Activity Log to review who can see the things you share.

This is rolling out slowly to a small group of people who currently have Graph Search and we will continue to improve this experience by listening to feedback.

So what does this mean to the average Facebook user? Well, it’s a really good time to check your privacy settings if this news makes you uncomfortable. Business Insider offers this step-by-step guide to tweak your settings so that your updates are only searchable by your friends.

But I love some of the new features, such as having the capacity to search for “posts I’ve commented on.”

What do you think? Does the ability to use Facebook Graph for search improve functionality, or is this just another sign of the end of privacy as we know it?

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