Facebook Search is not used for a profile search only but for many other purposes too. Read on for many different great uses of Facebook search, which you might not be aware of yet.

1. Search for posts

Enter in a search box terms like 'photos of Adam with me', and it will show you all photo posts that have your and Adam's name in them. 

2. Search for a person with his/her email or contact number or name

You can enter in a search box any email address or contact number, and Facebook will show you the Facebook profile associated with that contact number/email address. Or simply enter person's name e.g. Harris John', you will see result for all 'Harris John' who have their profile on Facebook.

3. Search for posts or photos by a specific person 

Enter in Facebook search box terms like 'posts by Alena Sika' or 'posts by me', it will show you all posts by 'Alena Sika', or yourself.  

You can filter on posts as well when you enter the above-mentioned terms. For example, you may enter in search box 'posts by me "cars" ', and it will show you all your posts where you have mentioned the word 'cars'. Make sure to put 'cars or any other of your term in the search box in " " .

Another filter you can use is of the date. For example, enter in search box 'photos of Alena Sika from 2012', and you will only see photos shared by 'Alena Sika' in year 2012.

4. Search for things liked or done by someone

You can enter in Facebook search 'posts liked by 'Alena Sika', and it will show you all the posts that are liked by 'Alena Sika'.

You can also enter things that have been done, or being done by someone. For example, enter in search box 'my friends traveling to London', and you will see all your friends who traveled to London, with their travel detail.  Another example is 'my friends who work at London Heathrow Airport', and you will see all your friends who work at London Heathrow airport.

Note that Facebook isn't a magic thing, hence it will only show you specific search results, if your friends have ever mentioned about that thing in their timeline

5. Search for a business page for their services/product or contact detail

Enter in Facebook search box any business name like 'Hardees in London', the search result will show you the business page, which you can open to view all detail about the business.

6. Search for a specific type of business in an area.

If you want to search for barbers in London for example, enter in the search box 'Barbers in London', you will get list of all barbers in London. Note only those ones will show in the result who have create their profile on Facebook.

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Ever wondered how you can see which of your phone contacts are on Facebook?  It would be awesome to find out your phone contacts on Facebook and connect with them, no?

It is very easy to find your phone contacts on Facebook, and then connect with them. Facebook provides us with a very easy feature that allows us to do that.

Steps to find your mobile phone contacts on Facebook, using your phone Facebook app, are described below.

1. Click on the Friends icon, on top of the Facebook App.

2. Click on Add Contacts icon, at bottom-right of the App.

3. Click 'Upload Contacts'.

That's it, you're done :)

You will be displayed names and pictures of your mobile phone contacts on the Facebook app. To connect with them, click on the blue 'Add Friend' button in front of the name. To view their profile first before sending them friend request, click on their names or pictures.

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Find below the top extreme facts about Facebook, which you will find astonishing.


There have been murders for which Facebook has been blamed for. One such instance was happened in 2015 when a woman murdered a couple just because they unfriended her on Facebook.

Not only this, Facebook has also been referenced in all kind of crime investigations including rape, murder, robbery. Furthermore, Facebook has also been involved in cases like divorces, family breakups, etc.

You may like to read about Is Facebook a Marriage Killer to know more about how Facebook is causing divorces worldwide

Facebook Tracks Websites You Visit and Emails

Have you ever noticed on your Facebook profile or other Facebook pages that the ads that are displayed there are very relevant to the website that you have recently opened? It is because Facebook tracks your internet browsing and shows you ads that are related to the sites you visit. 

Not only this, have you also ever noticed that the Friend Suggestions include names of people whom you recently sent email to or who sent you email? This happens because Facebook also reads email addresses in your email client, whether it is web mail or desktop i.e Yahoo Mail, Outlook, etc

Blocking Facebook Owner - Mark Zuckerberg

You wouldn't perhaps ever need to block the Facebook owner Mark, but you can't even do it, if you try to do so.

Facebook in China

Facebook has been blocked in China since 2009. Extra information: Many famous websites including Gmail, Yahoo, Google Maps, BBC and more also blocked for use in China.

Chess Game in Facebook Messenger

In Messenger window of a friend, type "@FBCHESS PLAY" to play game of chess with your friend

Ocean of Photos

Every day, more than three hundred million photos are posted by people on Facebook. It is approximately 550 TB of data!

Non-Real Facebook Accounts

More than 9% of Facebook accounts are fake. This includes:

  •  45+ million duplicate accounts. People forget their username or password and create new accounts and it is very common among people to forget their  Facebook login credential.

  •  23+ million business accounts which are not really created by business owners.

  •  14+ million accounts created only to spread spam and malicious links

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There are many benefits of Facebook to elderly people. Here are the top 6 benefits:

1. Stay in Touch with Kids

You might have kids working in another part of the world. By using Facebook you can see thier routine activities that they share and also communicate with them through Facebook.

2. Learn Something New

You are able to search through millions of Facebook pages dedicated to a vast number of topics such as science, medicine, technology, computers, space, health and much much more.

3. Get Involved in Discussion of Interest

You can get involved in discussion that happen daily on different topics. It might be a discussion on someone's personal timeline, a business page, or a group where they can participate, give their input and listen to other's opinions.

3. Kill the Time

Facebook is a great tool to kill your time, and that too in a productive manner. By browsing information such as business information, latest news, entertainment i.e jokes, or other comedy, and more, you can easily pass your time on something good.

4. Entertainment

There are tons of games of all types available on Facebook that a senior citizen may like to play for fun. In addition to that, there are videos and songs that can also be enjoyed at any time.

5. Grow a Business

You can use Facebook Ads to market your product or services. This can be done right from your home. And since Facebook marketing has been proven to be very effective, this will surely give you results.

6. Share with Others

Posts on Facebook have tendency to spread around the world like a virus. So, Facebook gives you opportunity to share anything that you want others to get benefit from. You may share your past experience, share tips, pictures or videos, helping, teaching, acquainting others with something you share.


Hence, Facebook is like a "one-stop-shop" for seniors where they can do lots of different kinds of things for their enjoyment, to pass their time, to interact with others, and for many other good reasons as mentioned above.

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