Twitter Significantly Revamps Search Functions
Twitter today announced a major overhaul of the search features available on its web site and via the Android and iOS Twitter applications. Twitter says the goal of the changes is to make it easier for Twitter users to seek out and find information relevant to them and their followers on the microblogging service. Some of the new features including automatic spelling correction for mistyped searches; related search suggestions and results for trending Twitter topics; and search results that provide real names in addition to Twitter handles. Further, the new Twitter search will offer results from people you follow, which means that you can also now see Tweets about a given topic from only the people you follow when you select the "People you follow" view. The new searching tools go into effect starting today, though Twitter didn't say when Android and iOS users can expect to see the new features via updated mobile apps.