Twitter today introduced new features intended to making searching the social network much easier. The first, and biggest, addition is search autocomplete. As you can see from the above image, when you begin to type in the search field, Twitter will show you some terms that may match your query. This will be clutch for those times you're trying to search a certain hashtag or popular trending topic.
Other improvements include:
- 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.