This article originally appeared on 60 Second Social.

Have you been on Facebook since your teenage years? Yes? Well then we have bad news for you, Facebook is reportedly working on a feature that will let your friends search through your old posts…by keyword.

Remember that cringe worthy post you made when you were in your teens? Thats right, the one that you were happy to forget about and eventually move on from? Well your friends may have a way of finding that one very easily in the future.  All they would have to do is run a quick search on it and there you go, it could be the next topic of conversation in the pub leaving you cringing in horror again.

Facebook spoke to The Huffington Post via email about it and said the following;

“We are testing an improvement to search on mobile. In this test you can use keywords to search for posts you’re in the audience for on Facebook.”

The social network is not taking on Google, far from it, however the social network clearly wants to improve searching for its users. Facebook has had some search controversy before, remember when Facebook introduced graph search last year? People completely freaked out when it became clear that you could search for things like, “married people who like prostitutes.”

The new search feature should not be anywhere near as invasive as Graph Search however if there are any questionable status updates that you can remember making then it may be best to delete them. Who knows what horrific posts your friends might be able to dig up on you.

About The Author

Mark is the founder of 60 Second Social media where he provides social media news and digital marketing analysis, he is also a proud father of his bearded dragon, Lola. You can follow him on Twitter here. You can also follow 60 Second Social on Twitter here.


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