Facebook advanced search is simply awesome. There are more than 1.44 billion active Facebook users. This is almost about a seventh of the world’s population of 7 billion. Finding someone halfway across the world only by their name can be quite a daunting task. There would be hundreds of Sarahs and Johns with Facebook accounts. But you’d soon realize that Facebook advanced search is a robust tool that helps you refine your search using certain filters to efficiently find someone.
Here are a few easy steps telling you how to use Facebook advanced search so you can find that long, lost childhood friend of yours:-
Step 1 of using Facebook advanced search:-
Go to Facebook and log in to your account. You will reach your homepage.
Type the name of the person/celebrity/page you want to search for in the search bar. You can also add the name of the city the person lives in, or the school they studied in, or any other details you know, right after the name to further enhance your search.
Here, for instance, we have typed “Adele New York” to look for a person with the name Adele who lives in New York.
Click the magnifying glass to view the complete list of results and to refine your search.
You can filter the search on people, pages, groups or apps on this screen. You can also search for photos and places.
When you specify it to people, you get the result for people named Adele who live in New York.
You can filter into the results further by punching in text in various filters provided by Facebook.
To search for people already in your Friends list, you can follow this steps.
Facebook provides a dedicated area for searching inside what you can call your Friends area. You can access it by clicking the Friends icon on the Home page.
This page can be further filtered by options such as Friend Requests that you’ve received, list of suggestions of people to whom you can send Friend Invites, your added friends etc.
When you click on the already added friends list (All friends), you can put in the name of the person, and see the results!
Hopefully, you will find whoever you are looking for using these useful search filters. It is definitely more convenient than having to sift through a list of hundreds of people with the same name, trying to recognize them from the tiny thumbnails of their profile pictures.
Most people are familiar with the basics of using Facebook. However, few realize the full extent of what the site has to offer in terms of its search capabilities. With a little bit of know-how, you can use Facebook’s advanced search tool to find exactly what you’re looking for – whether it’s a specific person, post, or piece of information.
To access the advanced search tool, simply click on the down arrow in the top right-hand corner of the Facebook homepage and select “Search.” from the drop-down menu. From there, you’ll be taken to a page with a number of different options for narrowing your search results. For example, let’s say you’re looking for a post about your favorite band that you saw on someone’s timeline. You can enter their name in the “People” field and then add additional keywords in the “With These Words” field to help narrow down your results. Or, let’s say you’re trying to find a photo that someone posted of you from last year’s Fourth of July party. You can enter your own name in the “People” field and select “Photos” from the “Type” drop-down menu to view all photos that have been tagged with your name.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to using Facebook’s advanced search tool – so next time you’re looking for something specific on the site, be sure to give it a try! In case you are searching for some long lost friend and couldn’t find them, do comment and we’d try to help as much as we can. In case you are trying to find an option of doing something opposite of trying to get in touch with some, check out our post about blocking and unblocking a Facebook friend.