You may have heard that Twitter is altering its search capabilities so that users will now be able to find tweets that are more than a week old.
The former search restrictions sometimes made calculating metrics difficult, so this new search function is pretty exciting.
What does the new search look like? Take a look:
- The search will NOT display all tweets that have ever been sent. “Engagement factors,” similar to Facebook’s algorithm, will determine which tweets will be shown in the search.
- Favorites and retweets rank higher. Tweets that have been favorited, retweeted, or clicked are more likely to appear in the new search results.
- If you’d like, you can download all the tweets ever sent. In settings, go to “Your Twitter archive” and click “Request your archive.”
- Give it time. When the new search is first rolled out, a small percentage of older tweets will appear, but this percentage will increase over time.
Have you tried the new Twitter search? What do you think?