Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has earlier announced that it will bring its own search engine within the social network, and the day has finally come. Facebook now searches the contents inside the social network in the search bar for any keywords. This has become a bad news for the software giant Microsoft, as its Bing search engine was earlier integrated into the social network for the search results other than Facebook’s search terms, such as usernames, pages, etc..
Facebook has officially confirmed the news on this Friday and the service is up now for all users. If you haven’t tried it yet, just go to your Facebook and search for any keywords in the search bar, that will show you the search results based on keywords on popular posts by users or pages. No more Bing results.
Everyone expected Mark Zuckerberg to introduce a search engine to compete with the search giant Google. But Mark had his own idea of launching a search tool within Facebook to search
Facebook has officially confirmed its decision to Reuters on Friday. A spokesperson said:
“We’re not currently showing web search results in Facebook Search because we’re focused on helping people find what’s been shared with them on Facebook. We continue to have a great partnership with Microsoft in lots of different areas.”
Earlier in July 2014, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg hinted about its own search engine, citing the vast number of posts amounting to more than a trillion posts on the social network. Facebook was getting over 1 billion search queries every day at that time.
Now, Microsoft has also confirmed the news and said,
“Facebook recently changed its search experience to focus on helping people tap into information that’s been shared with them on Facebook versus a broader set of web results. We continue to partner with Facebook in many different areas.”
Although the latest move is just brought into the mainstream, Microsoft’s spokesperson told that this decision was taken “a while ago.”