Facebook Tests New Search Feature

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Facebook has been making improvements to how people can search throughout the social network for several years, and now they're testing a way to search individual profiles.

A few people have reported seeing it including Huffington Post business editor Alexander Kaufman:

Mashable confirmed the test with Facebook, which in a statement:

"We’re piloting a way to search for people’s posts from within their Profiles. You can only search for posts that you can already see on their Timelines."

According to the report, the feature is only available in a small pilot around the United States for iPhone and desktop. Facebook will evaluate feedback before launching it to everybody.

Facebook announced some significant search enhancements last month when it gave users the ability to search over both their friends' posts and public posts. As you type in the search box, you get timely, personalized suggestions.

Facebook said at the time that it gets 1.5 billion searches per day and that it has over 2 trillion posts in its index.

The addition of profile-specific search will make it easier to find things you know you've seen in the past, but may not remember exactly when you saw it.

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