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Facebook's Graph Search set to go mobile soon, some users get it ahead of others

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Facebook's Graph Search set to go mobile soon, some users get it ahead of others
It seems that Facebook will launch the Graph Search feature for its mobile apps very soon. This was hinted by Mark Zuckerberg himself during the announcement of the company's financial results for Q4 2013. The mobile version of Graph Search is still in its testing phase, but a small group of iOS users, who use Facebook in English, have already received the search feature and can benefit from it.

Facebook's Graph Search, which was announced more than a year ago, is a semantic search engine, which utilizes natural-language processing and "is designed to give answers to user natural language quieries rather than a list of links". The feature is powered by Microsoft's Bing search platform.


"Pretty soon, I think, you should expect us to roll out the mobile version of this. I think that that's going to be an important step, because most of the usage of Facebook overall is on mobile, so we expect that that's where engagement will really start to come from on Graph Search over time." - Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO.

It is currently unknown when Graph Search will be made available for all Facebook users that prefer to login from their smartphones. It is expected that Facebook will release a plethora of fragmented apps and tools for mobile devices in 2014 – for example, Paper for iOS, which is expected to be launched today, is the first one.

source: @SethFiegermanThe Verge via VentureBeat

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posted on 03 Feb 2014, 11:29 1

1. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


nice try facebook but no.

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