Twitter Improves Search On Mobile Apps By Adding Toggles & Photo Filters

twitter-new-logo-2012Twitter announced they have improved the search capabilities on the iOS and Android mobile apps.

Twitter added:

  • A toggle between top Tweets and all Tweets
  • A new photo search filter
  • Photo search results layouts for grid and list view
  • Filter tweets by people you follow
  • A new trending timeline in Discover shows you trends along with associated Tweets
  • A new trending TV shows and nearby events


Related Topics: Channel: Social | Top News | Twitter: Search


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  • JeremySeoChicago

    We’re beginning to tackle more social media management campaigns for our clients, and I’ve always wondered if it’s possible to optimize Tweets for organic rankings. Anyone have any success with this?

  • Illa Hernandez

    Would like to try this new functionality. BTW, Page not Found as I write this. Anyone getting the same? I have tried refreshing the page over and over. But anyways, thanks for the heads up SEL.

  • Yves Dropp

    Still wondering why advance twitter search has been down for 3 weeks (location search). no one seems to be doing story on this.

  • Arun Sharma

    well this is a nice initiative from twitter to make people more connected to it and helping them out in searches too…but this thing can also change the trend of tweeting as now onwards the market person may start posting their keyword stuffed tweets….:) can anyone throw some light over twitter’s search algorithm , I want to know about it more…???

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