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Twitter Search Made Simpler And Better

Twitter search is quite good already and being a user, I find it quite convenient to look for another person on Twitter. However, the team behind the micro-blogging website is always on the hunt of making things even better. And to do so, they are now improving the search functions of the website.


There are a number of new features that will be part of Twitter search in the coming days. The main aim of these new features is to make search far more accurate and easy for Twitter users.

From the Twitter blog:

  • Spelling corrections: If you misspell a term, we’ll automatically show results for your intended query.
  • Related suggestions: If you search for a topic for which people use multiple terms, we will provide relevant suggestions for terms where the majority of that conversation is happening on Twitter.
  • Results with real names and usernames: When you search for a name like ‘Jeremy Lin,’ you’ll see results mentioning that person’s real name and their Twitter account username.
  • Results from people you follow: In addition to seeing ‘All’ or ‘Top’ Tweets for your search, you can also now see Tweets about a given topic from only the people you follow when you select the ‘People you follow’ view. Viewing Tweets about a topic from just the people you follow is a great way to find useful information and join the conversation.

The new search functions will first be added to the actual website of Twitter. And then, some of these functions will eventually be made available on the iOS and Android apps of Twitter.

Source: Twitter blog

Courtesy: All Things D

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