How to use Twitter search, FAQs : Help centre

How to use Twitter search

Search for specific Tweets, accounts, or ongoing conversations

There are many ways to use search on Twitter. You can find Tweets from yourself, friends, local businesses, and everyone from well-known entertainers to global political leaders. By searching for topic keywords or hashtags, you can follow ongoing conversations about breaking news or personal interests.  

We give you control over what you see in your search results through safe search mode. These filters exclude potentially sensitive content, along with accounts you have muted or blocked, from your search results. You have the option to turn it off, or back on, at any time (instructions outlined below).

When you’re signed in to your account on the web, using search is slightly different than using it via the Twitter for iOS or Android apps. You can find instructions for both below.

Search from the web

  1. Enter your search query into the search box at the top of the page.
  2. Your results will show a combination of Tweets, photos, accounts, and more.
  3. Filter your results by clicking TopLatestPeoplePhotos, or Videos (located at the top of your search results).
  4. Click the Search filters options to filter your results From anyone or People you follow, and Anywhere or Near you. Additionally, you can select a different language or perform an Advanced search.
  5. Click the more icon  on the right hand side of the search results page for more options:
    1. Click Search settings to disable (or re-enable) safe search to filter your search results:
    2. Safe search settings include Hide sensitive content and Remove blocked and muted accounts. Uncheck the box to disable either setting, you may re-enable at any time. Note: This setting may take several minutes to go into effect.
    3. Click Save this search to save your search term.
    4. Click Embed this search to create a search widget for a website. Find more information in our developer documentation.

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