Twitter has recently been giving its search capabilities some attention. In May, the social media network added spelling corrections and related queries alongside its search results. In the last few days the company introduced two extra search features to make it even easier for the user to immediately get closer to the things they care about.
The two new features are search autocomplete and ‘People you follow’ search results. Anyone who uses Google or Bing should be familiar with search autocomplete. It tries to predict the completed search term as the user is typing. This makes searching much quicker. Twitter’s autocompletion shows suggests terms or phrases in the form of a dropdown menu, along with the Twitter account names that match.
The ‘People you follow’ update that has been introduced to the tweet search results list lets users restrict search queries to the tweets of people they follow. The default setting is ‘All’. There is also a ‘Top’ filter which restricts queries to the posts of the Twitter accounts that have a large number of followers.