I’m sure there are certain Facebook posts you look back on with fondness. Maybe there was a family reunion where you saw your grandfather you haven’t come across in years. Perhaps you want to go back to the day your graduated and look through the litany of posts made on your big day.

Certain posts, on any social media website, may hold sentimental value and should be preserved. The challenge, however, comes from actually searching for said posts in a sea of many.


Facebook Search Finally Lets You Search For Old Posts


It doesn’t look like this will be a problem for much longer, though. This week, Facebook will roll out the ability to search for posts, regardless of their content, based on certain keywords. Suffice it to say, this was a feature that many Facebook users have been clamoring for. While the search for old posts could have been done otherwise, it would have been a more arduous process. With this new feature intact, though, searching for a particular post can be done in a fraction of the time.

To say that this enhanced search function will be helpful would be nothing short of an understatement. Many Facebook users can lay claim to posts that they have made in the past, many of which they have been proud of. Of course, sifting through these posts, one year after another, can prove to be a task that only a select few have the patience for. What this search function will do is allow you to uncover older posts shared with you, ranging from birthday messages to hysterical videos.

What makes this feature especially noteworthy, in my view, is that there does not seem to be any limit to the posts you can search for. To illustrate this point, maybe you have signed up for a Facebook account when the site launched in 2004. What this means is that if you wanted to search for a past made a decade ago, you have the ability to do so. Of course, you may be embarrassed by the content that your younger self might have shared out. In this regard, it’s best to exercise caution.

You may be curious as to what said caution entails. There are a few methods you can take up, according to any online marketing firm, with one of them being the limiting of older Facebook posts. Once you log onto Facebook, go to Privacy Settings and Tools. Once this done, you can click the button labeled, “Limit Old Posts.” Bear in mind, though, that friends who may be tagged in said posts may still be able to see them. Nonetheless, it is a useful method for those who may not want their entire search history to be made public.

Do you have an opinion on this updated Facebook search function? Please leave any thoughts you may have down below!

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Rob Sutter graduated from Farmingdale State College with a bachelor’s degree in professional communications. He currently works for an online marketing firm in Bohemia, NY. Outside of social media activity, Rob is an avid gamer and professional wrestling enthusiast. You can find him on Twitter as well.