Twitter improves search features for better results
Twitter has added new features to its search algorithm that will make searching for people and tweets on specific topics simpler and more accurate. Twitter has specifically added two new features – people you follow and search auto-complete. The former lets users search tweets on specific topics from people they follow. Auto-complete will give hashtags, topics, people names and their Twitter handles while one is typing to make it faster to search. Read on for other improvements to Twitter search.
- 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.