Twitter is full of tweets of all kinds, including helpful, controversial and funny tweets. If you don’t know how to properly search Twitter, it can be difficult to find specific tweets in a timely manner. Read on to learn how to use Twitter’s advanced search to find outdated tweets.
How to use Twitter’s advanced search through the search bar
Twitter offers a built-in advanced search feature to find specific Tweets. However, this feature is only available in the Twitter web app and not in the Twitter mobile app.
To do an advanced search, follow these steps:
- open Twitter, enter a search term in the search bar enter key.
- The search results page opens. In the sidebar, you’ll find a “Search Filters” section with two filters: “People” and “Location”. Use to filter tweets.
Alternatively, click on the “Advanced Search” option below the filter.
- An “Advanced Search” window will appear with various text fields to help you search, such as words, hashtags, least likes, dates, and more. Enter your criteria in the available fields and click the “Search” button.
tip: You can go to the advanced search page via: direct link In addition.
How to use Twitter’s advanced search with operators and filters
If the above method seems too time consuming, or if you want to do an advanced search in the Twitter mobile app, you can do it with the help of various operators and filters.
include all words
The standard way to find Tweets is to type the text of the Tweet into the search bar.
For example, if you type “Good Morning”, Twitter will find tweets that contain the words “Good” and “Morning” plus the exact phrase “Good Morning.”
Enter a word in quotes to find tweets that contain the exact phrase.
For example, if you type “Good Morning”, the results will show tweets that contain the word “Good Morning” separately, but not “Good” or “Morning”.
one of the words
OR Use operators to find tweets that contain one of the words mentioned in your search.
For example, typing “Good or Morning” will show tweets containing Good or Morning in the search results. Write OR in all uppercase letters.
Exclude unwanted results
To find tweets that contain one word but not the other, use the dash or minus (-) sign operator.
For example, if you type “Good -Morning”, you will receive tweets that contain only the word “Good” but not “morning”.
ask a question
If you are looking for a Tweet that asks a question, use a question mark at the end.
For example, if you type “earthquake?”, Twitter will find tweets asking about “earthquake.”
To find Tweets with a specific hashtag, enter the hashtag before your search term. If you click on a hashtag in a Tweet, you can also find more Tweets from the same hashtag.
For example, typing “#Android” will find tweets with the hashtag “Android”.
Find by username: Tweets from a specific Twitter account
Enter “search term from:username” to find tweets made by a specific username. Use this search operator to find outdated Tweets in your account, including your own.
For example, typing “Android from:maketecheasier” will find tweets referring to Android on Make Tech Easier’s Twitter page.
Find by username: send to your Twitter account
To find Tweets made by a specific account, use the “search term to:username”.
For example, if you type “Android to:maketecheasier”, the search results will show all replies or mentions containing the word Android from your Make Tech Easier Twitter account.
Interactions between Twitter accounts
Combine the two operators above to find search terms in the interaction between two accounts.
For example, typing “from:username to:username2” finds tweets from one user to another.
Twitter account mention
If you are looking for Tweets from or made to your Twitter account, use the “search term @username”.
For example, typing “car @mehviish” will search for tweets created by the username @mehviish or from accounts containing the word “car”.
Location search helps you find Tweets from a specific location. Use “near:cityname” to find tweets near a specific city. You can refine your search and add miles using the in-range operator and number of miles.
For example, if you type “Android Near:NY within:20mi”, you will find tweets referring to Android within 20 miles of New York.
find by date
The date operator allows you to find tweets posted on a specific date or between a specific date.
before a specific date
Use “Search term: date” to find Tweets sent up to the date mentioned in the search term.
For example, typing “To Kashmir: 2017-12-29” will find tweets referring to Kashmir posted before December 29, 2017.
after a specific date
Similarly, you can use “since:date” to find tweets posted after a specific date.
For example, typing “To Kashmir: 2017-11-30” will find tweets referring to Kashmir posted after November 30, 2017.
between two dates
Combining the two operators above, you can get tweets between two dates.
For example, typing “After Kashmir: 2017-11-29 – 2017-12-30” will find tweets referring to Kashmir posted between November 29, 2017 and December 30, 2017.
filter by emotion
You can find Tweets with positive or negative attitudes by adding emoticons or emoticons.
For example, typing “car 😃” finds tweets that mention cars and use happy emojis.
You can filter tweets to further narrow your search results. I use the following query:
- “Search term filter:images” finds tweets with only images.
- “Search Term Filter:Links” finds Tweets that contain links and links to images, videos, and GIFs.
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filter by news
If you’re specifically looking for Tweets that contain news, enter “Search term filter:News”.
For example, typing “earthquake filter:news” finds tweets that mention news about earthquakes.
Filter by verified accounts
To find tweets only from verified Twitter accounts, use the “Search term filter: verified” query.
For example, entering “Junk Food Filter:verified” will find tweets about junk food from verified accounts.
Filter by type
You can also filter tweets by replies. To view Tweets sent in response to a Tweet, use the “Query filter:response” query.
For example, typing “cat filter:replies” finds responses that contain the word cat.
Find the most popular tweets
You can use the search operator to find the most popular tweets on a topic. This means you can find Tweets that have more than a certain number of retweets or favorites. Use the query min_retweets:X and the query min_faves:X query. where X is the number of tweets you want to find.
For example, typing ‘car min_retweets:150’ will retrieve 150 retweets for cars. Enter “car min_faves:180” to find the top 180 tweets about cars.
You can also use it to find popular tweets. Search for “from:YourUsername min_retweets:X”.
How to hide search results from muted and blocked accounts
By default, Twitter does not hide Tweets from muted or blocked accounts. But thankfully it provides a setting to hide this.
- Enter a search term in the search bar to go to the search screen.
- Tap/click the 3 dots icon and select “Search Settings” from the menu.
- Check the box next to ‘Remove blocked and muted accounts’.
How to save Twitter searches
If you frequently search for something, you can save the results to find them more easily. It’s synced to your account, so you can see it on all your devices.
To save a search on web or mobile:
- Enter a search term in the search bar and press enter.
- On the search results page, click/tap the three dots icon next to the search bar and select “Save Search” from the menu.
View saved searches
Tap/click the Twitter search bar to view and run saved searches. Scroll down in your search history to find all your saved searches at the bottom. Tap/click a search to run it.
Delete saved searches
To delete a saved search, open the Saved Search section in the search bar. Tap/click the trash can icon next to Search to delete it.
How to view and delete your browsing history
Click/tap the Twitter search bar to see all previous searches. Click the X button next to a search term to delete it, or click the “Clear All” button to remove all searches.
You cannot delete individual search histories directly from the mobile app. You will need to uninstall it from the Twitter web app, uninstall the app, or clear your entire browsing history. In the latter case, tap the search bar to open the search screen, then tap the X icon next to the word “recent”. Allows a confirmation popup asking if you want to clear all recent searches.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I use multiple operators in a search term?
Yes, you can mix search commands to find the tweets you want. For example, “Earthquake? filter:verified filter:image.”
2. Can I search Twitter without an account?
If you’re not logged in, you won’t be able to search on Twitter. However, you can search for Tweets using Google and it will return results.
Read on to learn how to watch Twitter, Instagram and more without an account. Also, remove everything from your Twitter account and learn how to use Spaces on Twitter.
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