Facebook looks to be testing the ability to search individual profile pages. Alexander Kaufman, The Huffington Post’s business editor, was one of the first to spot the “Search this profile” feature in the wild.
In a Twitter post, he showed the evidence of the newly unveiled individual profile search.
new FB feature pic.twitter.com/srCfWKIXqt
— Alexander C. Kaufman (@AlexCKaufman) November 13, 2015
Mashable reporter Miriam Kramer then reported that she too had the feature live. The new profile search allows you to recall any post that matches a specific keyword. In a statement to Mashable, a Facebook spokesperson said:
“We’re piloting a way to search for people’s posts from within their Profiles. You can only search for posts that you can already see on their Timelines.”
Currently the feature is only available to some users based in the U.S. and only works in English on the desktop version of Facebook. The company is currently letting people in France try out a new Snapchat-like feature that lets messages self-destruct.