This page tries to be a simple interface to show how the current Facebook search function works, after Graph search was closed. Although still experimental and in development, it is published in the hope it can be useful to overcome the void left by the old graph search. Any suggestion, issue, bug, proposal, contribution etc. are very welcome; please open an issue on the project's github page.

The tool is made by sowdust and it is completely free and open, as knowledge should be.

The initial work of understanding how the new search function works was done by D Nemec and Henk Van Ess and summarized here.


For some searches, using a keyword is necessary. If you don't want to filter via keyword, try to leave this field blank at first. If you get no results, you can also try to add more "neutral" filters (i.e.: sort by chronological order). If it still doesn't work, try to put the name of the entity you are filtering for as a keyword. For example, if you are looking for people living in London, just use "london" as a keyword.

WARNING! Do not copy and paste values inside the below forms from unknown sources unless you first inspect their content: pasting malicious information may result in a Cross-Site scripting attack.


  • 20/11/09: Small fix for new interface
  • 20/01/03: Small updates
  • 19/08/01: SearchBook stops working because of Facebook changes
  • 19/06/17: SearchBook extension supports videos and photos search
  • 19/06/17: Searchbook extension
  • 10/06/12: Search for events


This is simply an html page that shows how the new Facebook search works providing a way to form search links. Make sure to read Facebook Terms of Service. The authors of this page will not be held responsible for any misuse.


What do you want to search:

Search Posts

Sort by most recent
Posts from public (needs a keyword):
Posts from Posts from specific entity (i.e.: page/user):
Restrict to posts published in group
Tagged with location

Search Top Elements

Sort by most recent
Posts from specific entity (i.e.: page/user):
Posts from public (needs a keyword):
Restrict to posts published in group
Tagged with location

Search People

Friends with

Search Photos

Posted by
Tagged with location
Photos you have seen

Search Videos

Live videos
From friends and group
Tagged with location

Search Events


Search Pages

Local Business or Place

Filter by date

Start date:
End date:

Filter by keywords

Current Filters