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Facebook announces Graph Search tool for exploring your network

January 15, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Facebook's Graph Search results are displayed on an overhead projector
Facebook's Graph Search results are displayed on an overhead projector (Jessica Guynn/Los Angeles…)

Facebook has announced a tool called Graph Search that will let users search their networks for information that has been shared with them.

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced the new feature Tuesday morning at Facebook's headquarterers, saying that Graph Search is designed to show the answers and not links to answers. 

In a demonstration of the feature, Zuckerberg showed that users can simply type in the top blue bar of the Facebook website for things such as "Movies my friends like" or "Photos of my friends in 2009."

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The results are then displayed and ranked based off of the "people you care the most about."

Zuckerberg said the results can also be filtered in a number of ways, including geographically. The Facebook co-founder also said that Graph Search is privacy-aware.

No word yet on when the feature will make it to users.  

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