Facebook unveils new search feature
Updated: 2013-01-16 04:56
SAN FRANCISCO - Social networking company Facebook on Tuesday unveiled a new search feature to help find information shared among hundreds of millions of its users.
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg looks at the screen as he introduces a new feature called "Graph Search" during a media event at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California Jan 15, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]
The new tool, called Graph Search, is different from web search engine as it gives users the answer and not links to answers, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a press event held at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
"You want a search tool that can help you get access to things people have shared with you," he said.
The new tool is seen as a sign of the intensified competition between Facebook and Internet search giant Google.
As the world's largest online social network, Facebook now has over 1 billion users who have built about 1 trillion connections.