Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Twitter quietly shakes up its search results

Posted by @DanHinmon, Dec 20, 2016

Twitter no longer wants to show you just what’s new in its search results, it wants to show you who tweeted it best.

The platform has moved further away from reverse chronological order in search to relevance order. Now when you look for something using Twitter’s search bar, you’ll be shown relevance-ordered tweets from across Twitter first on the results page.

The change occurred in September, according to a Twitter spokesperson, but was announced publicly Monday.


This sounds pretty similar to what’s already happening, I think. If I search Twitter for any term, I get tabbed results with the “top” displaying by default. If I want to just see chronological, I have to click “latest.”

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