Facebook Graph Search – Newbie Guide?

Facebook has always made its presence felt in the giant world of internet with its newly developed tools and features. Be its services or developments, users do get addicted to it once in a while despite their busy schedules.

It is again a very similar story with Facebook’s new tool that is Facebook Graph Search.

What is Facebook graph Search?

Facebook graph search is a tool developed by Facebook for allowing its users to search and explore in their social connections. The tools let you find people that have similar interests as you such as a similar sort of music, places, restaurants and stuff. You will be able to see who has visited a new cafeteria in a nearby region and liked it, who likes to listen to your kind of music etc. In one sentence, this tool is aimed at providing users the freedom to search and meet more people online with similar interests.

Facebook Graph Search

How can you use it?

The graph search tool provides a better flexibility in its usage to different people. Different users can use it differently and accordingly as per their preferences.  But just to ease that out, here are some points that can help you out while using it.

1. Search for what you want: For those who like searching for something specific, this tool can prove to be great. Graph search has a very fast and efficient search. It can be easily used to. Once you understand the creation of the search probes, you begin getting decent results with it. Compared to the normal search that was available earlier, it is greatly enhanced in performance.

 Facebook Graph Search Option

You just have to put the name of your search query in the search box; the tab itself says that you can search for people, places and things. Put the name and you will get the results.

2. Meet new persons: Since, it is a person finder sort of tool; therefore you can efficiently use it as a friend finder or a date finder tool. You can just search for your friends and others too, who have similar passions and interests.

 Facebook Graph Search Questions

Enter something like “my friends who like Madonna” or something else like that and you will get the people having common interests with you.

3. See your photos with friends: If you are looking to harbor some golden and happy moments with your closed ones through snaps, then you can do so. The tool sorts the pictures of people that you had the most activities with.

Facebook Graph Search Image Search

4. Probe into your friends’ likes: with graph search, you will come to know what your friends like, what are their liked books, music, movies and other stuff. And at the same time, you will get to see the recommendations of these things where you can explore more and get to know more about different pursuits. 

FB Graph Search friends likes

5. Assist or provide aid with it: For people looking for some particular academic researches and work, it can be useful. People can search for people in miserable conditions to help them. Some can link to NGOs for charitable work, similarly there are many researches that you can do with Graph search.

How to get the most out of it?

Honestly, if you really desire to get the real juice of this tool, then you have to open yourself. Complete your profiles as much as you can, show what you like and prefer. Let yourself just share what you like with your friends and people.

What can you actually search for getting the most out of it?

You can find what pleases you in a particular way like:

For dating: Single women in New York, Single men in San Francisco, men In Delhi above 20, women in Mumbai below 30 etc. would do.

For eating: Restaurants in Delhi that my friends have liked, restaurants in the nearby region where I have been

For sharing: my friends that like harry potter, friends who have liked bad romance world tour, friends that like the wolf man

For personal: photos from 2010 I like, photos of me and my friends taken after 2008, places I’ve been to etc.

Please note that everyone gets a different result in graph search, because it depends upon the social connections of every person. The top friends move to the top, the top pages move to the top. Since it’s different for everyone, therefore everyone has different results. So just try it yourself.

Author : Atish Ranjan from Techtricksworld.com, loves blogging and internet surfing. He Believes that blogging reduces stress to some extent.

About Atish Ranjan

Atish Ranjan is a blogger from India who is managing multiple blogs. He loves to write about SEO, blogging and technology.


  1. sreekanth says:

    nice article Atish…my graph search has enabled 3 days back and I am lovong it.
    for the people who didn’t get the graph search yet, they can ask for a request to enable it. for this go to https://www.facebook.com/about/graphsearch and click on try graph search. Your graph search will be enabled after some days.

  2. Rudraksh Pathak says:

    I have applied for Graph Search. Waiting to get it for my profile. Nice post Atish.

  3. Nicely written guest post! Thanks for sharing the newbie guide for facebook graph search. Will check it now, keep writing for newbies.

  4. Sai Krishna says:

    I;m in waiting list for graph search, eagerly waiting for it. Dear atish, your post increased my eagerness by 200% 😛

  5. Thanks guys. Its awesome. 🙂

  6. Sohil R. Memon says:

    Hey Atish,
    The article is good 🙂
    And thanks for sharing as it is new and someone has to understand it and guide it. So, you have done a great job.
    Sohil Memon.

  7. I Have registered for the Waiting List, Till when I will be able to use it?
    Also Will it add restrictions to add new People of Same Interests as Before?

  8. Good, I guess you will soon get the graph search. If you have something similar then Facebook will not restrict to add them. Also it depends on the security settings of that particular person.

  9. wow ! its really good for people to search similar interest person.

  10. Its really nice to have facebook graph seach now. This is something new, Hope it will give the best experience.
    Nice post.

  11. Manoranjan Sahu says:

    I have facebook enabled graph search on my profile and i loved to search on it. The UI and the drop down suggestion helps lot more in searching. This post is really helpful and will very helpful to all newbies.

  12. hello atish
    i have never used the facebook graph search ..but after reading ur post i got the very informative information ,now i will use it thnx for sharing the article bro