Facebook users might notice a whole new search bar on the account–the social graph search–which debuted to a fraction of the social network’s billion users in January. The new tool allows users to dig deeper within their circle of friends to discover their interests, relationships and more.
With Graph search, you can enter a phrase like “Friends who like T.D. Jakes” and see all those you are linked to who might want to catch his new flick with you. Search “Photos of James Fortune” and you’ll find images of the Praise Houston talk show host.
The graph search will be made available to all Facebook users over the next few weeks, according to FOX News.
The tool essentially creates a people search engine in which information that is only theoretically available in the public setting on Facebook can be found. However, some are concerned this may lead to a further invasion of privacy.
Facebook reminds users they can modify their privacy settings to prevent others from viewing photos and other information they do not want available to others.
Need to Change Your Privacy Settings on Facebook?
Follow these easy steps to change your settings:
- Sign in to your Facebook account.
- Click the lock icon in the upper right corner.
- Click the “See More Settings” link to amend all your settings at once, or select and change the settings of your choice.