Twitter Search Results: A Makeover
If you are a regular user of Twitter, you may have noticed something different in the social networking site. If you are still unable to get what the change is, well its the search results. Twitter is giving its search results a makeover and testing its new Twitter search results.
The news was made public on Mashable that Twitter is experimenting with the search results option and trying out a new design for the search result. This new format of search however is only available to a few selected customers on Twitter.com. The new Twitter search results has included few new features that categorize your tweets according to different categories. These categories include Twitter profiles, popularity of the tweets, videos and images etc.
These categories are basically filters that allow you to search highly relevant results. For example- if you want to search for video files, selecting the video option would filter out all the tweets that do not contain video files.
This however, is only in the beta stage and no plans of its rolling out has been made yet. The social networking site has kept the use of this new Twitter search results limited to a few number of users.
Twitter officials declined to comment on the official launch date or when Twitter would be rolling out the new Twitter search results. However as is the trait of Twitter, it generally rolls out a new feature globally only after testing it among few of its users.
Though the traditional search allowed users to explore the social site, with the new Twitter search results, the searches will be more relevant and specific. However, this new search result will not display the news section that is presently displayed in the social site. Instead, the news will be replaced with the trending category with all the news appearing under this category as well.
The new Twitter search result will be similar to the revamp Twitter had received last year for improved filter and fine tuning search results. That search filter update included factors like location, time of search, sentiments and even words.