Grey Clock Symbol meaning on Facebook search next to name

When you open your Facebook account and type someone's name on the search box something you see a grey clock symbol 🕗. Which is a small grey clock symbol next to the name of the person you are searching for. 

You might also have seen the same symbol because of which you have come here searching for the meaning of the grey clock symbol next to the name.

Grey clock symbol meaning on Facebook


The grey clock symbol appeared next to the name below the search box because you have already searched for that name before. 

As you have already searched for the name before because of which facebook preload the name or the profile name. 

It simply means that you have recently searched for that name on facebook. So Facebook has preloaded the name in case you want to visit that profile again. 

For example below you can see the images where i have clicked on the search box and 5 profile names appeared. All the five names have a grey clock symbol before their profile name which is because i have previously searched those 5 names just to show you all which exactly that Clock Symbol is next to name and what is the meaning of the symbol. I have searched for the name Facebook clock symbol meaning, Mark Zuckerberg, Winkly, billgate and Esther Vaiphei. 

Grey Clock Symbol next to name on facebook
Grey Clock Symbol next to name on facebook 



Below we have another example where there is no clock symbol. Where i have searched for Elon Musk. I have only type elon and you can see we have got the suggested name. But there is no clock symbol or grey clock symbol next to the name. It is because I'm searching for the name elon for the first time because of which Facebook has not preloaded the profile. Therefore, the facebook algorithm is not aware which profile to preload. 

Grey Clock Symbol meaning on Facebook
Grey Clock Symbol meaning on Facebook 



Anyway, hope now you know the grey symbol meaning on Facebook next to the name. And I hope we have answered your questions related to the Facebook gray circle next to someone's name.


FAQ: Some frequently asked questions


What is the little clock symbol on Facebook?


The grey clock symbol on Facebook next to the name means that you have recently searched for the name. So Facebook has preloaded it to you again.

What does the clock mean next to a searched name on Facebook?


It is because you have searched for the name before and this time the facebook algorithm has preloaded for you. 

About facebook


Facebook is a social media site where millions of users can be seen doing different activities like writing posts, sharing their experience about a particular place or thing, sharing pictures of different places and animals, chatting with friends and strangers etc. 

Facebook's parent company is Meta. Before it was facebook Inc only. It was founded in the year 2004 January 4th by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. 

The headquarters of Facebook is in Menlo Park, California USA. Office website is facebook.com and also facebook has different companies under it which are Instagram, Messanger, WhatsApp, Oculus, Mapillary, Diem, Workplace and Portal. 
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