Facebook is currently testing a real-time search engine for the news feeds of users. The built in Facebook search engine isn’t that sophisticated and the Advanced Bing.com search engine is no different than just going directly to Microsoft’s website. Facebook’s search engine could definitely use the ability to search through status messages, images, videos, and links that are connected to your profile and your friends.
Facebook is doing this as a challenge against Twitter’s search engine too. Twitter’s search engine has the ability to search for keywords on all tweets that were sent out sorted by date. You may remember how Facebook made an attempt to buy out Twitter last year.
“You will be able to search your News Feed for the most recent status updates, photos, links, videos and notes being shared by your friends and the Facebook Pages of which you’re a fan. You will also be able to search for status updates, posted links and notes in Search from people who have chosen to make their profile and content available to everyone. As always, you can control what content you’re sharing by editing your privacy settings here,” wrote Facebook engineer Kari Lee.