Graph Search, Facebook’s new smart search tool was announced by Mark Zuckerberg at the company’s event at Menlo Park with Bing integration. The new search tool initially will allow the users of the social networking site to search people, photos, places and interests with the expansion of Graph Search to other data on Facebook.
Zuckerberg announced that the firm is working towards implementing Graph Search to other content on Facebook. The new tool has expanded the possibilities of the search terms for finding content on the site. For example users can search for ‘friends who like Guns and Roses and Mumford and Sons’ with the introduction of Graph Search.
The launch of the new service has put an end to speculations about Facebook launching a search engine. Commenting on the rumours circulating in technology circles, Zuckerberg said, “We’re not indexing the web. We’re indexing our map of the graph – the graph is really big and its constantly changing.”
The founder of the social networking phenomenon also informed the media about the difficulties in making Graph Search a reality as he said, “I thought it couldn’t be done. This is just some really neat stuff. This is one of the coolest things we’ve done in a while.”
Many questions were raised about Facebook’s partnership with Microsoft and the decision to not choose Google. Replying to the queries, Zuckerberg said, “We’ve worked very closely with the Bing team. We have a great relationship with the team over at Microsoft.”