This tweet thread has some great information on Twitter Search. In order to help me find it in the future, I’m creating this post for my own reference.
I have a feeling that the vast majority of people on Twitter are not aware of how to take advantage of Twitter's search capabilities. I've had people assume I spent a long time finding something when it took seconds
I'll explain how to use some of options with Twitters search.
— Texas Resistance (@TexanTruth42) May 15, 2018
In the interest of avoiding posting duplicate content, this post is marked no index for search engines.
Just type it into a search box.
Ever want to find a tweet from someone in particular?
from:username — for all tweets from that person.
After the username you can enter search terms to get tweets from that person including those words.
Trying to find a tweet that was sent to a person?
to:username — for all tweets mentioning that person.
Like with from, you can add search terms. You can also combine these searches to find all tweets from someone and to a particular person.
Some filters for searches:
With many of these filters you can add a minus sign before filter to get the opposite results. (
-filter:repliesto get no replies)
filter:verifiedwill give you search results only from verified users.`
filter:repliesThis will give you only reply tweets.
filter:retweetsThis removes retweets from search results.
filter:linksTo see only tweets with links
filter:imagesFor only tweets with images
filter:mediaFor tweets with video or images
filter:native_videotweets with video uploaded to Twitter
since:2018-01-01 until:2018-05-15Tweets from within a time span of 1-1-2018 to 5-15-2018
min_faves:10will show you tweets with 10+ likes. You can use whatever number you wish.
These can be used and combined to allow you to find information/tweets very quickly. You don’t have to scroll down someones profile trying to find something. This works for the app and the website.
On the website there is this that you can use https://twitter.com/search-advanced
Some additional search tips:
"United States"would find the exact phrase.
Dr -Pepperwould find Dr without Pepper.
hot OR coldwould find tweets with hot or cold.
lang:defor tweets in German
lang:esfor Spanish.. etc..
Want to find news?
to your search term(s).
It will find news with the tweet containing that search term.
Want to find tweets with a minimum amount of retweets?
I didn’t include this one previously because I found it wasn’t very reliable when mixed with the
from:usernamefilter. It seems to work well outside of that.
This is for searching for tweets from people on a list.
This one you would just want to bookmark after you search it or add it to a saved search. You have to manually go to the profile to find the list name to set it up. Name is in URL.
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