Facebook Testing In-App Search Engine Powered By Users’ Posts


(Raymond Bryson) (Raymond Bryson) For those moments when it’s just too much work to copy a link on your phone’s web browser, open up the Facebook app and hit “paste,” the social network is now testing out an “add link” option that uses an in-app search engine.

The keyword search pulls up sites and articles to add to your status updates, with a link symbol added along the bottom row of current options like adding a photo or tagging friends in post.

The “Add a Link” option is being tested on a small group in the U.S., with results apparently sorted by what users are most likely going to share or highlighting things that are trending on Facebook.

“We’re piloting a new way to add a link that’s been shared on Facebook to your posts and comments,” Facebook said in confirming the test to TechCrunch, adding that the company has…

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