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Facebook Rolls Out “Graph Search” in the U.S. (FB)

Social networking giant, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is all set to roll out its much talked about, search feature—the graph search, from Monday. Facebook, which launched its beta version about 6 months ago, said that the new feature will be available to all users in the U.S.

Thanks to this advanced search engine, users will now be able to find out “best tapas bars in Barcelona which friends liked,” … “which of my friends like fish and chips” or “which of my friends liked a particular National Park” and so on.

The Company said that the new feature will be available on the website for the time being, adding that the mobile version is under the pipeline.

Speaking to ABC news, Facebook officials said, “It will be a few weeks before everyone who uses Facebook with the “US English” setting will have the new feature, but several hundreds of millions of people will get it this week.”

Facebook said that it was testing its new search product for more than 6 months and after getting positive responses, it considers that the new product is ready for masses

“Over the past few months, tens of millions of people have helped improve the product just by using it and giving feedback,” said Facebook in its blog post, published on Monday.

Facebook said that the new search engine is just not about speed but accuracy as well. For Instance, if a user starts typing in the search box then he or she will be automatically shown more related potential search results; besides, the search software will be able decipher what the user is exactly  looking for; and consequently more relevant potential results will be shown first, said the Company.

Speaking to tech blog, All Things D earlier this summer, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said, “Graph Search isn’t Web search. We aren’t duplicating what Bing does and what Google does, but rather we are making things easier for people to find on Facebook.”

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