I’m a huge fan and user of Facebook. I use it for both work and personal reasons. As such, I tend to post a lot of information there that I would love to be able to later reference or retrieve. Unfortunately, this is not possible today, not even with Graph Search.
I live my tech life by the motto “never accept the defaults” and as a result I have found a way to combine a few different apps/services together to allow me to do search on my facebook posts. Futhermore, using FireFox I can even do an ‘instant search’ through this data. Here’s how:
- Go sign up for Cloud Magic and add your Facebook account (this indexes all your posts).
- If you haven’t already, switch back to using FireFox. You’ll thank me later for that one.
- Install the add on Instant Fox
- Add a shortcut via the Instant Fox toolbar by clicking the ‘Add’ button inside the Instant Fox fly-out (click the magnifying glass) Here’s what I added, feel free to customize: https://cloudmagic.com/a/v2/search#category=post&account_group=facebook&query=%q
- Now open a new tab, enter “f <some text>” and watch the magic as you get instant search results of your Facebook posts.