The launch of username vanity URLs might just be fresh a few days back, but now Facebook has another new feature up to its sleeve. Behold the new Facebook search engine: Facebook Search. Facebook Search is a new search engine that is currently in closed beta among a very small test group and is set to take on its counterpart — the Twitter Search. As the Facebook blog says:
Those of you in the test group will see new layouts for search results that will continue to include people’s profiles, Facebook Pages, groups and applications, and some entirely new Search features. With the test, 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.
It’s a lot like Twitter Search but there’s a greater scope on what the stuffs you can search for. Not that we are complaining, but Facebook has been taking its own time to get involved in a real-time search which Twitter has for a long time now. And it’s gonna take a long time before it gets the official launch, I guess we will just have to wait. What’s your take on this — comment and let us know!!