Facebook has finally rolled out it’s much talked about Graph Search feature in the U.S. It’s basically a Facebook search on steroids. Graph Search allows users to search Facebook to get results based on words or phrases, similar to how Google or Bing operates. If your Facebook page isn’t private, anything and everything about you will be searchable. Even down to an article of clothing you’re wearing. A search for purple shoes may bring up a photo of you in those purple stilettos you wore on a night out.
But thankfully, the intrusiveness of Graph Search is avoidable.
Kevin Smith, from Business Insider, gives a breakdown of what you can do to protect yourself from prying eyes on Facebook:
Also, if you’re not a fan of the huge Graph Search bar on your profile, you can completely eliminate it. Since Graph Search has only rolled out in the U.S., if you switch your Facebook language settings to Enlish (UK), by heading over to your General Account Settings, it’ll get rid of the unattractive bar completely. Or at least until it rolls out in the UK.