Twitter Search Will Soon Include Old Tweets

Twitter Search

Twitter search is about to receive a long overdue update for Web and mobile users.

Twitter on Thursday announced the addition of older tweets in search results. The new feature will allow for more in-depth Tweet mining through the traditional Twitter search feature.

In the past Twitter search only returned tweets one week old or newer, now the company says it has “developed a way to include older tweets.”

While Twitter has not revealed how far back Twitter search will now go, the company says results will target tweets that have driven engagement in the past.

On the official Twitter blog an engineer writes:

“We look at a variety of types of engagement, like favorites, retweets and clicks, to determine which Tweets to show. We’ll be steadily increasing this percentage over time, and ultimately, aim to surface the best content for your query.”

Do you see the value in searching for and finding older tweets during Twitter searches?

James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.


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