Facebook has now unveiled its Graph Search tool, which turns the personal information people have shared on the social network into a powerful searchable database. While it is only rolling out on a limited basis in the U.S. right now, ultimately it will allow everyone to search easily across the network and their friends' information.
Facebook made a point of telling ABC News and others that the new feature respects Facebook's current privacy settings. In fact, Facebook created a video and page just to explain to people how privacy works with the new Graph Search.
IMAGES: Screenshots of Graph Search and the offices where it was built
"With Graph Search, you can look up anything shared with you on Facebook, and others can find stuff you've shared with them, including content set to Public. That means different people see different results," Facebook said on the page.
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