Twitter has introduced new search features.
- Search Autocomplete And
- Search Within People You Follow
In addition to recent updates to searching feature these two new features would be making twitter search more complete by putting you closer to what you are looking for.
Search Autocomplete displays a dropdown set of like keywords while you enter them in the search box. It is more useful if you are searching any topic with hash-tag.
Following list gives a brief introduction to new features. List was released by Twitter with its new search update:
- 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.
Here are some tweets showing how people reacted on this new feature:
Twitter Search Adds “Search Within People You Follow”, Autocomplete, Related Results tcrn.ch/Nd2FzW but testing shows poor performance
— Josh Constine (@JoshConstine) July 6, 2012
Twitter search update sounds nice, but unless I can search back on all my tweets since I joined Twitter, I’m not that excited. cc @dickc
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) July 6, 2012
I’m sure autocomplete is really complicated… but, how about accurate Twitter search results more than a week?
— Robert Hernandez (@webjournalist) July 6, 2012
Features of related search suggestions, search autocomplete and spelling corrections are also available in Twitter for iPhone and Android.