Facebook Tests More Versions Of The Search BoxBy: Chris Crum - April 8, 2013
Here is what Facebook Graph Search has looked like for me until today:
Everybody else that has had Graph Search that I have seen has had the same design. That is until last week, when we spotted a new design the company started testing. This one had more of a classic Facebook search feel to it, including a white box with a magnifying glass icon in it:
Today, we’re seeing several more variations. This one is only slightly different than the one above, with straight edges instead of rounded, and the icon on the opposite side:
This one is similar to the original one, but cuts down on the text to just say “Search”:
It gets right to the point. But then there’s also this one:
Facebook tests different designs and features with certain subsets of users all the time, so it’s not really surprising that people are seeing different looks, but it seems like the’ve kicked up the experimentation in recent days.
There are still a lot of Facebook users that don’t have access to Graph Search. The company did say when it was introduced that it would be rolling out slowly. They weren’t kidding. Who knows what it will look like by the time the entire user base has it?