Facebook search will go live later today at bing.com/social and will include the full Facebook firehose complete with non-Pages content.
Microsoft’s search engine will combine both Facebook and Twitter results into one search experience. Results will include Facebook Page updates, as well as popular shared links from Facebook in aggregate form.
Bing promises that the Facebook links that surface in search results are based on Facebook updates that are shared with “everyone.” The company is even going so far as to share only the link content, so Facebook users’ names and photos won’t be revealed.
The blog post on the news explains how the search engine handles links with this example (as seen above): “Searching for ‘World Cup’ will show what links Facebook users are sharing on the topic – with a caption that is extracted from the original article shown below the link.”
Bing will also be updating the homepage to surface trending topics based on Twitter and Facebook data.
What do you think of the new search features?