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Search FYI: Find What the World is Saying With Facebook Search

By Tom Stocky, VP of Search

Welcome to Search FYI. With over 1.5 billion searches per day and over 2 trillion posts in our index, search is an important, long-term effort at Facebook. The team’s goal with Search FYI is to share our progress more frequently.

When something happens in the world, people often turn to Facebook to see how their friends and family are reacting. Today, we’re updating Facebook Search so that in addition to friends and family, you can find out what the world is saying about topics that matter to you:

Here’s a quick overview of how these updates work. You can also see for yourself; try searching “Halloween Costumes” or “Mets World Series.”

The diverse experiences and perspectives that are shared on Facebook can’t be found anywhere else. Your search results are personalized and unique to you and, as always, you can only see things that have been shared with you. Likewise, you control who can see your posts on Facebook and it’s easy to change the audience of your past posts any time.

Today’s updates are rolling out now in US English on iPhone, Android and desktop. We’re excited to take another step toward helping you find what matters.

For more information, visit search.fb.com.