I once liked one text post from one FB Page without clicking its like button (because basically I like every text post from this page).

Now, I have to refer that text post in my writing, but the thing is I forgot which post that has that text keyword, I tried searching that keyword by including the name of my FB Page and the keyword on the Search textbox at the right of Facebook's Earth icon, but that didn't work.

How can I search a text keyword in a Facebook Page? So that I can get its post, the one and only, just like when I got a twitter status that has the text keyword I searched.

  • I really haven't decoded what this "spotlight" is, but I found this kind of URL: https://www.facebook.com/Sugarlanddonutsandmore/spotlight/?snippet_text=variety+of+donuts
    – brasofilo
    Feb 6, 2016 at 13:37

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If the term you are searching for is pretty specific you could try:

  • entering the search term in the Facebook search box.
  • Select See more results for %your search term%
  • Then in the left hand menu select Public posts
  1. From the page you're on, click on the Posts button in the sidebar, to the left.

Posts button on sidebar

You can then search for posts in the bar that appears on the right:

Post search bar

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    @downvoter: Why? This exactly answers the question.
    – Schism
    Apr 5, 2018 at 18:15
  • Maybe it's what the OP meant when saying "the Search textbox at the right of Facebook's Earth icon" - I don't remember how the search in page looked 7 years ago Apr 27, 2018 at 19:31
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    Maybe, but this actually helped me. I don't know what the difference is between this answer and what the OP asked for (searching for a Facebook page for text keyword)
    – intcreator
    May 1, 2018 at 22:42

I came across similar problem and thus created Advanced Facebook Search that searches the News Feed of any Facebook page or a Friend or your News Feed for a Query String and returns the search results ordered by Likes, Shares, Creation Time or Comments Count.

Searches are kept anonymous and the search data particular to a User is never stored in any Database. Have a look at the screenshot below or a give a try at

Link: http://advancedsearch.in/

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    The link doesn't work anymore
    – mic
    Jun 2, 2017 at 17:25

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In a group, there's a Magnifying Glass icon in the top right-hand corner, near the 'settings' icon

  • And what does it do? Feb 21, 2014 at 8:59
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    That only works for groups, not pages.
    – intcreator
    May 1, 2018 at 22:38

Just use the normal search box on top of the page. Write your keyword and press enter.

On the left side of the results page, you will see a filter box with the title: "POSTS FROM". In this section, click "Choose a Source" and write the page that you want to search inside.


Through Google. For instance, if you're looking for Facebook Italia posts, you should type the following search string on Google: site:https://www.facebook.com/FacebookItalia followed by the words you're looking for. The url is not always equal to the page name

  • Why was this downvoted?
    – ahorn
    Dec 9, 2019 at 8:14

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