Twitter search tool has undergone slight changes. Added features will help the users to view the information they are looking for more quickly than before.
The addition of autocompleted search suggestions that appear down the search box as you type is the most noticeable change. The dropdown will show all the terms and twitter accounts you might be searching for even if you follow them or not.
Engineer Frost Li wrote on the Twitter blog, “Search autocomplete shows you the most likely terms for your query as you enter it — especially useful if you’re trying to follow the hash tag for an event or you’re looking for a certain Twitter account. You can select your query from the drop-down menu even before you finish typing it.”
Along with the autocomplete, twitter has added spell check, related suggestions, results from people you follow and real names and user names in search results.
Spell check feature reads the search queries even for a misspelt keyword. This will automatically show the search results by autocorrecting the misspelt keyword in the background.
If you are searching for a topic for which different users use multiple keywords, twitter is going to provide the related suggestions for the terms where majority of that discussion is going on.
“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,” says Li.
“Viewing Tweets about a topic from just the people you follow is a great way to find useful information and join the conversation” He added.
When you are searching for a person then the results appear including the tweets from either a person’s name or his/her twitter username.
These added features will also be available on twitter’s Android and iPhone apps.