Facebook Search

I have created a new Facebook search tool that has much better functionality then my first tool (available below). The new tool is a Google Chrome extension so you must use Google Chrome as your browser and then click the link below to go to the Chrome Store. Once there, simply click the button to install the extension. To use Facebook Graph search, you will need to have your language settings in Facebook set to English (US).  It is a simple process to install this tool. If you find this tool useful I will be very grateful if you can share it and write a review in the Chrome Store site.

Intelligence  Search

Below is my first Facebook search tool, please let me know what you think and share it on Social Media. This has been developed with inspiration and support from Balazs Paroczay.
NB. Your browser may need to be logged into Facebook for this to work. If there is a problem log into Facebook and try again.

  • Lukas

    Sure this can help a lot, thanks!

  • I love the tool for searching facebook! It works just like I would hope and is pretty darn slick.

  • Hi i very like this tool thanks you very much ^_^

  • Tori Jones

    This is a pretty awesome tool. How can I add differnt variables to the search….ie I search for the “current job” (software engineers) AND “lives” north carolina. Or would I just build the string out like they do in the blog?

    • shane

      Facebook does not deal well with normal Boolean syntax. Within one filed of this form you can add as many keywords as you like and Facebook will sort of OR these together (Quite badly) Combining this with the AND function (Which works much better) you can build up quite complex searches. Please see Balazs blog for exactly what is happening here and how to use this.

  • Ainsley


    I really like the tool and concept. I have one issue though and that is that I cannot get the AND button to work and therefore can only work with one search query at a time. If this could be resolved I would definately recommend to collegues.


    • shane

      Hi, Can you tell me what is happening when you press the AND button. This uses java script so you may want to upgrade your browser or even use a different browser to see if that works better for you.

      • Ainsley Greig

        Hi Shane.

        Essentially nothing happens. I suspect this is more to do with my work environment as I have now tested on my android and works perfectly. I have passed this onto our training manager as it’s a great tool. Many thanks

        • shane

          Thank you, it is good to hear it is working on Android.

  • Perfect, thanks! Works very well in Chrome.

  • Hi Please add Age and Gender
    Thanks you very much

  • Mike Kujawski

    Thanks for this! I was wondering what happened to Graph Search.

  • Mike Kujawski

    Any idea why a simple search for “people who work at X location” works one FB account and not on another one? Is there something in the privacy setting that could affect this? My language is set to US english on both

    • Joe Smith

      Go kill your self

  • Matt Presser

    I just tried it and it works very well! I was getting no results when i was searching on Facebook directly. Great work!

  • Excellent tool. I’ll be using this from now on.

  • Shane, can you add a residents-near option so it searches an entire metro area? Your current Lives/Lived options are only searching that exact location, which in the case of a city name, is not going to pick up people in the surrounding suburbs. This is fixed syntax on Facebook so it should be easy to insert in your JavaScript. Many thanks!

  • disqus_0BmrZM1kqg

    Please add gender selection ! i work modifying old graph links that i found in my history, been looking for a tool like this, thanks !

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  • Taina Martinez

    It’s not allowing me to use the AND option. I can only search one criteria. Any idea why?

    • Keith

      This happened to me when I tried it in Internet Explorer. Try using it in Chrome.

  • how do i search video posts

  • Dan Louks

    This is excellent! I was wondering if there was a way of adding a function to allow to search for groups with certain criteria? I do a lot of searching for employment groups for cities across the U.S. and it’s a tedious process.

    • Hi Dan, yes you can search for Groups and you can also search the members of groups

  • Taina Martinez

    Thank you! The Google Chrome option worked! Is there a way to add male or female option to the search filter?

  • Masentle

    Hi Shane – is this search tool only limited to people on my contact list and info previously shared with me? I now cannot seem to get the same kind of search results that I was previously getting, which included people I was not friends with. Could this possibly be affected by my privacy settings? Thanks!

  • Anda

    Hi! Thanks for the tool. I have one question: how can i save the search results and use them as audience for my ads?

  • Arletta

    Wow! Love it!

  • ana lukacs

    Hello, I have a question, is there any possibility to have an option ” -software”, if I am searching for a specific profile and I want to exclude some titles in the job title or some organizations?

  • Mateusz Smoczynski

    Did it stop working all of sudden?

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  • Kevin Ireland

    Shane, great tool. I don’t know how much more effort you want to put into it, but the following features would be very useful to me. They were supported in the older (and partially in the newer) FB graph search.

    1) Attends/attended school name

    2) Is my FB friend / Is a friend of a FB friend / is not my FB friend

    One commenter asked you to incorporate the old “lives near” function, such as “lives near Chicago.” That would help me as well.


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  • Jon Butcher

    In case you didn’t know already, it only seems to work when your language settings on FB are set to English (US).

  • Michelle Holt

    Hi Shane I am unable to use the ‘and’ button to add criteria to my search – do you know what might be causing this?

  • Michelle Holt

    Hi Shane I am unable to use the ‘and’ button to widen my search criteria. Do you know why this might be happening?

  • Anshuman Pakharia

    This is a great tool Shane to Tap Facebook from Recruiting standpoint, Just need skills section to be added if possible to reach right profile.

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  • Candice Kilgo

    This is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Rob The-Animal Janjua

    Thanks is an awesome tool 🙂 It works for me, but my colleagues aren’t able to, is there anything specific they need to do with their settings? Help

  • karthik

    Please add college and university coloumn

  • Connie

    is there a cost to the software?

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  • Srikanth S Reddy

    this is really good helping me lot

  • dude

    This works fairly well to post the filtered list on my screen. Would like to export to CSV. When using your Chrome plugin tool, I noticed that the export is limited to the info cached in Chrome. If I scroll down to cache more results, it works up until a point. Then I get the Chrome error “Aw snap…” and I lose the results. Suggestions? Thank you!

  • Kejen Suwandi

    Good tool, please add suggestion feature like this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kkZxgISuC0

    • Andrew Morgan

      please how can you do that?

  • Lori Howell

    Question, when we get our search results, can we actually message this person on Facebook? I was told it does not necessarily come into them as a “message”.

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  • John

    the download in chrome extension closes directly when the window loses focus. possible to change this? now i must wait until it finish,

  • Andrei Zyuzikov

    How to add an age?

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  • frikkie5000

    This is so helpful, thanks a million!

  • I just came across this! I’ve been needing this to generate leads. Now I can build custom audiences with this. Thank you!

  • Is it possible to upgrade this so you can look for PAGES liked by people who like certain pages?

  • Bijou Bakson

    Does this work on mobile phone?

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  • Steve Stan

    There’s a problem when am making use it what is wrong?

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  • Nick Els

    the export function is not working???

  • Natalia Kalinowska-Grabia

    Hello Shane, I was wondering why the functionality to download all results into excel file is no longer available?

    • soundmigration

      I was wondering the same!

    • To download Facebook results is in breech of Facebook Terms. As well as this, the value of the download is considerably less now that @facebook.com email addresses do not work and the use of Facebook ids in custom searches.
      For these reasons I decided to remove the Facebook download. There are other tools that can scrape Facebook such as Outwit hub so those may be useful for you.

  • Clinton Seaver Peterson

    Thank you so much,this is a very nice Facebook search,but please try to add relationship status and gender to it ok

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  • Roberta Cucchiaro

    Hello Shane, will you be able to add the new functions also to the tool on the webpage: AND/OR function as well as the option to search in groups, events etc? Many thanks! Roberta

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  • Wlodek

    Why the aplication need access to Twiter, Localhost and History of searching?

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  • Stav Alperovitch

    I want to ask u something. I added the Facebook intelligence search chrome extension and I tried to use it by searching for a people that worked on a specific place and they are members on some groups and every time I click for starting the search it’s stuck.
    Do u know about such a problem ?


  • Mahi

    I Can’t Download Facebook ID from Intelligence Search 1.2.7, Please Suggest of support me

  • Osvaldo Soza

    Hey amazing app! Works excellent on argentina, thank u soo much!

  • Claudia Watson

    Hi ,

    This is great tool. Can you please add “Keyword” field?

  • Annabel Lewis

    Hi, has this been removed, its stopped working and goes to an error page when i try to download it again?

    • i had the same problem just now!!


        I had same problem too


    Please I mistakenly deleted mine and have been having issues getting it again.. What and how can i get it back please.

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  • Moss Frank

    How will i search for peoples

  • Kristina Gorbach

    Hello, how to search people, who DONT like some page? Thank you

    • Unfortunately I have not found a way to do general NOT searches. 🙁

  • Johnson Wood

    please i wont to add friends but i really find it difficult i don’t no why ?

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  • Ethan

    Hi Shane can you add gender to the search

    • Hi Ethan, The Facebook search does include gender.

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  • Leanne Townsend

    Hi I can’t seem to get this to work. It takes me to the Facebook search page and prompts me to enter a new search. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks

  • nicolas

    Hello, when I start intelligence search it only finds 20 results every time.
    For example when I put who lives in Paris, he only finds 20 people, whereas before he found thousands.
    Do you have an idea, why does it no longer work?

  • nicolas

    Hello, I have uninstalled and re-installed several times the extension but nothing works, it’s even worse because I now the extension no longer finds anyone in my query. help me

  • Fauziya Yussif

    How can i search for new peoples

  • Harvey Potato

    The only issue with this is that it’s difficult to find current friends living in these places… they seem to be sprinkled in among the search results which takes tons of searching.

  • James Morgan

    Shane, when i add friends on Facebook the delete my account so please how do i do it without them closing my account.

  • Krisztián

    Hi! would you mind giving some tips on a weird facebook problem?
    google search keeps referencing me, based on my real name, on some pages that had embedded facebook commenting in the past, but it was removed by the page owners. Also, the corresponding FB page of that website also removed.

    still after 3 years at least, searching my name keeps coming up w these results that look like this:

    I suspected the comment id should belong to my comment, presumed shredded, deleted years ago.
    But then how this is possible???

    Of course I tried graph search those comments based on id, theres also a method by changing the ID of existing comments. To no avail.

    Any tips on what is happening here, or how to graph a comment by its ID?

    Thanks for any leads 😛

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    i just used the free search tool. its so wonderful.

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    please how do i use this intelligent search

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    a great tool. i use it a lot. thank you!

  • Tyler Alexander

    Shane, i want to know how i can search for a Nurse group in different country

  • Елена Омельченко

    Hello! Thank you for the sourcing tool! but something weird – when I used it here, on the page (All Jobs: programmer/ Lives: Ukraine) I’ve got very good results. When I use the extension (the same options) – it finds nothing.

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  • Joshua

    Help please can I use my android phone to install this tool ?

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  • George

    Hello! I d like to thank you for the Facebook search. But it dose not work already 2 days or may be longer. Can you fix it?

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  • Really impressive tool and will be very useful for marketing people. Thanks for sharing.

  • Princess Mbamalu Ijeoma

    That’s good, keep it up

  • Finn Lucas

    Thank you! The Google Chrome option worked! Is there a way to add male or female option to the search filter?

  • Anthony Morgan

    How to search here, if I don’t use google chrome

  • Lauren Wipfler

    The age function does not appear to be working.

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