How to Twitter Advanced Search – Filters and Tips

Twitter Advanced Search: Want to know how to use Twitter Advanced Search and filter tweets by location, dates and trends? There are many ways to search Twitter, we highlight the best ways to use the Twitter Advanced Search and a basic search.

The problem is that Twitter users are unable to set the advanced search filters on their mobile phones. The advanced search filters are ONLY available in Web-app. We provide the Web-app link in this article – check below. The info links will help Twitter users to personalise their Twitter searches.

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Why Use Twitter Advanced Search Filters

Many Twitter users are having difficulty using the Twitter search filters. Twitter is the go-to place to search for trending topics, hashtags and images and videos so knowing how to use the Twitter advanced search filters is important.

Businesses are using it to get an idea about what is hot in their niche markets.

The ease of downloading videos has, also, made it a place for creators to go to when looking for videos to download. This can be a problem and we discuss how to deal with copyright infringements at the end of this article.

Advanced Twitter Search – Mobile Smartphone

The Twitter advanced search allows a user to find news or topics trending them. We discuss how to use the *gear* button to automatically personalise feeds on your Twitter App.

Smartphone users can set search filters by location, search cookies and preferences. There are two things a Twitter user can do to enhance the Twitter Search Queries on mobile phones:

  • 1. Search by keyword or hashtag using the search button, and arrange by latest tweet to see the tweets by date; and
  • 2. Use the Twitter Advanced Search gear (⛭ ) to bring in Tweets relevant to your location and preference.

Below are some tips to use the Twitter Search By Date, hashtag, and how to personalised the popular trends. Perhaps it is important to remind readers that the basic search features are available on Twitter Mobile-app. But, the Twitter Advanced Search Filters are only available on Web-app.

Twitter advanced search smartphone
Twitter basic search | Smartphone app

Twitter Advanced Search Filters Web-app

The Twitter advanced search filters are available on Web-app. If you are going the get the best Twitter feeds, set the Advanced Search filters using the Web app — you can access it directly by heading to There, users can set the filters by:

  • words/phrases,
  • accounts,
  • engagement and
  • dates.

You must log in to your Twitter account and follow this link to Advanced Twitter Search Web-app.

Twitter Advanced Search Filters
Web app search filters| Words, Engagement, Dates…

Twitter Search by Date

Twitter search by date is a feature that the bird’s app created to enable users to filter Tweets by

  • Month,
  • Day and
  • Year.

The results are pretty good, but users must adjust the advanced search on a PC/Laptop computer.

Search Twitter by #Hashtags

The Hashtag search is a great way to find great content on Twitter. The hashtag # and run a query. Or, set the hashtag in the advanced Twitter search filter.

In many cases, Twitter suggests searches that may be of interest to you. And they are often consistent with the suggested keywords users use in the past and the hashtags used in the advanced search filters.

How to Twitter Search Media – Images and Videos

Twitter users can also search for images or videos. Enter the search keyword/hashtag and run the query. Click on ‘Photo’ or Video’ to generate the media file you are looking for.

If you are searching for a Twitter account, click on ‘People’.You can also click on ‘Latest’ to generate the most recent Tweet based on your search keyword. Smartphone search feeds by Latest, People, Photos or Videos

Follow Popular Accounts and Twitter or Trends

Twitter users who and want to stay up-to-date, the best way is to follow that account. For example, PNG Insight tweets and retweets are about Education, Development and Travel in Papua New Guinea. (If you want to know about PNG travels and Port Moresby Getaways, ‘Follow Us on Twitter.)

Twitter users can also follow Topics. It works in the same way as following an account. We follow ‘Education Trends’ on Twitter and find some tweets insightful.

Twitter popular trends and feed
Follow popular Twitter Trends

Reverse Image Search Google

Google reverse image search, commonly called Google Search by Image, is Google’s online search service that allows a user to search for images using an image (or its URL) as the starting point, instead of using a search keyword or spoken search query.

Here is what Google said about its Reverse Image Search facility…

“You can learn more about an image or the objects around you with a reverse image search. For example, you can take a photo of a plant and use it to search for info or other similar images.” Google Support

Read more about Reverse Image Search on Google’s Support site.

How to use Reverse Image Search Twitter Images

Twitter users can use the Image ( or its URL) from a Twitter post and search the image on Google’s image search. This helps users to find more information about the image. It is also a good way to identify image duplicates and take action if you think your images have been used without your approval.

If you need any help, leave a message in the comment section and let us know what you think. Here is a post about someone stealing our content (text and image duplicate) that we address through the Google DMCA complaint filing. You can also do the same for your stolen images.

Twitter Searches You Should Know

We discussed Tweeter searches and feeds that we thought are useful. Perhaps it is important to know that Twitter does not have checkers for search by ”date” or ”location”.But, the inbuilt features, we mentioned in this article, make it possible for users to either search Twitter or filter feeds and personalise their Twitter timelines.

Twitter has now created the Advanced Search Filters for its users. Let us know in the comment if you think Twitter should have an ‘Edit’ button for its 350 million (2020, source) users worldwide.

This post, How to Twitter Advanced Search, originally appears on PNG Insight Blog.

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