Facebook’s Search Function Just Got So Much Better

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Want to remember that movie trailer your best friend posted on your Facebook page a couple months ago? Facebook’s latest search update just made it a lot easier to do that.

The update allows you to use the search bar to find posts, photos or videos that were shared with you in the past, Facebook said. The new feature was designed specifically for mobile users, who make up 703 million of the social network’s 864 million daily active users, according to Facebook.

“You’ve told us the most important thing is being able to find posts you’ve seen before, and now you can,” said Vice President of Search Tom Stocky in a statement. “With a quick search, you can get back to a fun video from your graduation, a news article you’ve been meaning to read, or photos from your friend’s wedding last summer.”

The new search feature adds to Facebook’s Graph Search, an algorithm that enables you to search your friend network with phrases like “My friends who live in New York.” The update will roll out this week for Facebook users on desktop and iPhone.

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