How To Facebook Graph Search

how to Facebook graph search

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With the evolution of the Internet, social media networking websites are increasingly changing services and features to cater to the changing needs of the users. “Graph Search” introduced by the social networking giants “Facebook” is one of the new features intended to make the search experience friendlier than ever before. The feature is relatively new and open to only a handful of people. We at especial Tips happen to have access to this stunning new feature. Let’s dive in to see how to use the Facebook Graph Search:

how to Facebook graph search



With the “Graph Search” feature enabled; the Home Page of Facebook looks different. At the top left, there’s the “Graph Search bar“. Here’s a look at how it appears on your Home Page:

how to Facebook graph search

In the Graph search bar, you can customize your search in a manner better than ever before. Let’s make a graph search and see how relevant and useful the results are:

how to Facebook graph search

After searching for the “Restaurants Nearby”, you can see a bunch of results. From the results received you can like the pages, get directions, and even search for photos that tag that restaurant. Even you can search for people who visited the restaurant. You can also refine your search by place type, people who liked the place, location, and many more. You can even refine the search by looking at the photos of the place that you searched for; videos of that place and most importantly see the list of friends who visited the place. From the maps features powered by Bing, you can get direction to the place you want to visit.

how to Facebook graph search

This is just one example of searches for restaurants. You can make more in-depth searches such as, “My friends who like Smoking”. This would return results with friends of yours who smoke. You can further refine this search by changing the parameters as you can see from the following snapshot.

how to Facebook graph search

It means you can now search for “My female friends who are single and like Smoking”. It shows the extent to which you can narrow down your searches with numerous parameters and thus get the desired search results.

This incredible search feature now allows you to see all the photos that you have ever liked on Facebook, photos on which you have made comments. You can even make custom searches such as, “Photos I have liked that are taken in New York”. You can also make graph searches on “Photos liked by my friends” and even more customized searches like “Photos liked by my friends in Paris”.

If you are a social media gaming enthusiasts, Facebook has something for your search needs. For instance, you can search for “Games my friends play” and even make more customized searches such as, “Games I play that my friends play”. Let’s make a graph search and see how the search results are:


As you can see the search results give you several games. You can further customize results by App type, game type, people who liked the game, and many more.

If you are a music lover or want to know what music one of your friends likes, you can easily make a graph search on Facebook and know his/her taste in music. Let’s make a graph search to see the results:

how to Facebook graph search

From the search results, you can see a list of all your friends who likes a particular musician or a music band. You can further refine the search results by Page Type, People who liked, and many more.

The Facebook Graph Search is just the beginning of a new search pattern that is more human friendly than machine friendly. With time, the results and level of sophistication will increase. In any queries feel free to post your comments. 

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