Facebook wants users to share articles with new search engine




Facebook is currently testing a new search engine that allows users to share links to articles on the social networking site. In the input field for a status update, some users have seen a button to an article link can be added.

It discovered TechCrunch. The site has already received confirmation from Facebook that is working on a new search engine for articles. Soon enables Facebook to provide more information about the new functionality. According to TechCrunch is already tested with sharing articles: Some users get into the input field for a status update to see a new button that can be searched on articles. On the basis of keywords can be presented a series of articles, which are sorted by popularity.

To ask for linkjes there are a billion indexed status updates on Facebook. Therefore, the company knows which products are popular on the social network. For now works the “add a link” button only to a select group of users in the United States, but it is likely that a long term roll-out to other countries following.

With the search engine hopes Facebook likely that users share more content on the social networking site. The company hopes that its users spend more time on the site. There are also rumors that Facebook is trying to persuade publishers to publish their content on the site. For this they would get a larger portion of advertising revenues. This, too, must ensure that users stay on the site.

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