10 tricky ways to search for anything and everything on Twitter
Twitter gives you instant updates from around the world, about anything, even people you don’t follow. But things take a nasty turn when you search for something specific, like updates at a particular time or place, tweets from a specific group of people, or containing a link or image. Luckily, you can search tweets to find what you want using simple filters. Here let’s see the various tricks to search for anything and everything on Twitter.
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Tricks to Search Anything on Twitter with Filters
Twitter has over 217 million users, who share nearly 500 million tweets daily. It’s a lot!! Finding specific information or tweets from such a tweet database is almost impossible. However, if you use the tricks we have shared below, this task will become easier.
Find tweets from a specific person
If you are looking for tweets from a specific person, you can apply a filter to see tweets from that specific person only. This can be done by typing the filter mentioned below, in the search bar.
Filter – by:jack (you can replace jack with any Twitter username of your choice)
Alternate method – You can go to the person’s profile or even your own profile using the Twitter mobile app and tap the little search icon in the top right to search for their tweets.
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Search tweets only from verified accounts
When you are looking for something of the utmost importance, such as international news or a political issue, you may come across thousands of tweets from people sharing random information. This wastes time and spreads misinformation.
If you want to search for tweets only from verified accounts on Twitter for more authenticity, you can apply a simple filter below.
Filter – filter:Crypto verified (you can replace Crypto with any keyword you like)
Search for tweets mentioning a specific person
Suppose you are only looking for tweets directed at a specific person or mentioning a specific Twitter account. Then you can use this filter to sort those tweets in the search result.
Filter – to: Gadgets to use (you can replace GadgetsToUse with any Twitter username of your choice)
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Find tweets from people close to you
Looking for something in your area, like a convention, police or political activity, or even a natural disaster like an earthquake or fire? To know what is happening on the spot in real time, you can apply this filter.
Filter – earthquake near: Delhi within a radius of: 8 km (you can replace earthquake and location with any keyword you want and change the distance in miles)
Filter retweets and replies from Twitter search
When you search for a popular phrase or something trending, you will come across thousands of tweets. This will slow down the process of finding the real tweet. In this case, you can use a filter to remove all retweets from search results.
Filter to remove retweets – marvel studios excludes: retweets (you can replace marvel studios with any keyword you like)
Filter to search only retweets – Marvel Studios filter: retweets (you can replace marvel studios with any keyword you like)
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Also, in order to search only the answers or exclude all answers from the search results, you can use these filters.
Filter to remove responses – Marvel Studios Exclude:Answers (you can replace marvel studios with any keyword you like)
Filter to find answers only – marvel studios filter:answers (you can replace marvel studios with any keyword you like)
Filter tweets with minimal likes or retweets
If you are looking for a popular tweet with rich content on a specific topic, which has a good amount of likes or retweets. Then you can use the following filter to sort them.
Filter tweets by number of likes – Avatar 2 min_faves:100 (you can replace Avatar 2 and 100 with any keyword and number you want)
Filter tweets with number of retweets – GadgetsToUse min_retweets: 20 (you can replace GadgetsToUse and 20 with any keyword and number you want)
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Find tweets containing only images or videos
If you are looking for an image or video of a festival, party, event or incident. Then you can use the following filter to remove all tweets that have no media attached. It will save your time and help you find the image or video easily.
Filter – oscar:media filter (you can replace oscar, with any keyword of your choice)
Twitter trick to search for tweets with links
Another trick is to filter tweets based on whether or not they contain a link. It helps if you are looking for the source of the information or research.
Filter tweets that have a link – global warming filter:links (you can replace global warming with any keyword you want)
Filter out tweets that don’t have a link – apple -filter:links (be sure to add – before the filter, you can replace apple, with any keyword you want)
Prime: Similarly, you can use a similar filter to only search for links to a news organization.
Filter tweets with a link to a news site only – vaccine filter:news (you can replace vaccine, with any keyword of your choice)
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Search for tweets in a specific language
If you understand multiple languages or are looking for tweets in a particular language, maybe say a cooking recipe in your language, or something else. You can use the following filter to do this:
Filter – focaccia lang:en (you can replace focaccia with any keyword you want and set the language to any other language)
Filter tweets with sensitive or adult content
If you don’t want to see a tweet that might contain highly sensitive content, about a tragic incident, or if you’re looking for kid-friendly content. Then you can use the following filter to sort the search result.
Filter – Ukrainian filter: safe (you can replace Ukraine, with any keyword of your choice)
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This is how you can filter the search result on Twitter based on what you are looking for. This will drastically reduce your research time and help you find the right content quickly. I hope you have found these tips useful and will use them daily. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks.
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