Twitter just announced new search features designed to eliminate some of the clutter from users’ feeds. After making a query on the search bar, micro-blogging junkies can now parse results by categories including people you know, videos, news and photos as well as by location. Or you can just stick with the catch-all “everything” and “everywhere” designations.
Twitter today rolled out new search features on the web to help users sort through tweets more efficiently. After entering a query in the search bar that appears on Twitter.com, you can now filter results by people, photos, videos, and news. You can also filter results to include tweets only from people you follow, or tweets that are near your current location. The filters help make Twitter searches more useful at a time when the company is putting increased emphasis on images, videos, and the news. Video search contains an additional toggle that allows you to browse only Vines that contain your keyword. “As you see more photos in the product, you think of Twitter as a photo product,” said Michael Sippey, Twitter’s former head of product, in an interview with The Verge last month. The addition of new filters today shows that Twitter’s embrace of different types of media is accelerating.