Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook's new search feature on Tuesday. Called "Graph Search," the feature will focus on helping users sort through photographs, people, places and other content that has been shared with them. Calling it the "third pillar" of Facebook after News Feed and Timeline, Facebook is promoting it as the place where you can, "Find more of what you’re looking for through your friends and connections".
The graph search page reads: Want to start a book club or find a gym buddy? Connect with friends who like the same activities—and meet new people, too.
Unfortunately, the page also reads: Try Graph Search BetaGraph with a 'Search is available now in a very limited beta program for English (US) audiences. Sign up now to find out when you can start using Graph Search' below.
So Indian audiences, will have to wait. Till then they can sign up and be wait listed. When we signed up, we were greeted with a message that read: Thanks for signing up for our beta. When Graph Search is ready you'll see an announcement on Facebook and you can switch to the new experience.
Graph search and privacy. How it works
You can find people based on things they've shared with you, including their interests and profile info. You'll see results for friends who share their city with you, people whose city is set to Public, and suggested results based on info shared with you.
To control who can see your current city, edit this setting in your About tab on your timeline
You can find photos you and your friends have posted or been tagged in. Others will see any photos they can see on Facebook, including photos hidden from timeline.
You can review photos you've shared or have been tagged in. Photos that are untagged but not deleted can still be discovered by others on Facebook.
Discover things like restaurants and music through your friends and connections.
To review or remove location tags of you at any time, go to the Posts You're Tagged In section of your Activity Log.