Facebook has announced an overhaul to its local search, and it's called Graph Search. The feature, which is currently in beta, allows users to set a series of filters ranging from gender and relationship status to current city and age. The company demonstrated Graph Search today at a press event, showcasing a number of practical applications for the feature, like searching for single friends of friends, finding possible job candidates, or even rounding up photos from multiple friends that meet a certain criteria or were tagged in a certain location. But the feature extends far beyond your closest friend circle. Facebook says that Graph Search mines over a billion users and a trillion connections, allowing you to see results from users that share only the loosest affiliation with your network, such as a common interest or location. For results beyond Facebook, the company has partnered with Bing to provide web links from right within Graph Search. While Graph Search's utility for active users is undeniable, it's hardly the landmark announcement many were expecting. Rumors began circulating earlier this week that Facebook would finally introduce its long-fabled phone, but nary a word was uttered about new mobile hardware partnerships at today's event. Graph Search is in limited beta for English-speaking users. To learn more, visitFacebook's Graph Search page. --source ign. Seems like we can use this as a search engine. Whats Your Thoughts on This??