Facebook now has stopped using results from Microsoft’s Bing search engine on its social network. On Monday, it introduced a new tool that will help users quickly find past comments and various posts information by their friends on its network which would be powered by its own search.
“We’re not currently showing web search results in Facebook Search because we’re focused on helping people find what’s been shared with them on Facebook,” a company spokesperson said, as per the report by Reuters. “We continue to have a great partnership with Microsoft in lots of different areas.”
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the search engine is one of the key growth areas for the company as everyday there are 1 billion search queries and hinting that the vast amount of information that users share within Facebook could eventually replace the need to search the Web for answers to certain specific questions.
“There is more than a trillion posts, which some of the search engineers on the team like to remind me, is bigger than any Web search corpus out there,” Zuckerberg said on a conference call with analysts in July, according to the above mentioned Reuters report. Does this mean that after Google, Yahoo and Bing, we might be getting a dedicated Facebook search engine for the web as well?