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Facebook Launches New Search Engine For All U.S. Users



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    Social networking site Facebook is launching its new search feature on Monday, according to The New York Times.

    CEO Mark Zuckerberg released in January an early version of Graph Search, which was subjected to tests and improvements. Facebook will roll out on Monday the feature to several hundred million users in the United States and to those who use the American English version of the site, the Times reported.

    The search tool allows users to ask questions, search topics and look for photos that are currently buried under old wall posts, links and photo albums in the newsfeed.

    Graph Search, however, is far from perfect, according to Facebook officials. It is still missing many key components users want, like Yelp and Instagram integration and the ability to search status updates.

    The feature is also not yet available on Facebook’s mobile apps, which are fast becoming the main source for Facebook service, according to the Times report.