Twitter Search Upgraded

Twitter new profile

Soon after Facebook announced its Graph Search, Twitter too announced a significant upgrade in its search.

Twitter finally starts including older tweets in search results

Until now, Twitter search included tweets within the past seven days. Users could not find older tweets unless they used third-party tools. Now, Twitter has revealed that it has developed a way to include older Tweets, so that users can see content that goes beyond the more recent Tweets.

However, they have not mentioned how far back you can go in the search results. Twitter mentioned in a blog post that as they roll this out over the coming days, the Tweets that you’ll see in search results represent a fairly small percentage of total Tweets ever sent.

Twitter looks at a variety of types of engagement, like favorites, retweets and clicks, to determine which Tweets to show.

We’ll be steadily increasing this percentage over time, and ultimately, aim to surface the best content for your query. For now, enjoy your trip down memory lane!

The search update will be made available soon. To try this new feature, Twitter recommends to search for [Manchester United Southampton] or [#SpotTheShuttle].

Recently, Twitter had also redesigned its apps for iOS and Android to makes it easier to search and discover tweets. Previously it had rolled out a feature that let users download their Twitter archive.

Twitter has abundant content including images, opinions by thought leaders, influencers, journalists, announcements, quotes, etc. It is interesting to note that Twitter is entering the search space just like its counter part Facebook.

Is there a historic search product by Twitter on its way? What do you think?