Tweets on the social network Twitter can be said to have a fairly short lifespan, not because they are quickly deleted, but because since they are published, for many users it only appears for a few seconds on their wall , making there really little time for users to view it.
In fact, according to the social network itself, this "life time" is barely 90 minutes, since the very nature of the social network means that a lot of content is shared very quickly, thus making many tweets go unnoticed by users or that they get lost being very little seen.
This intense pace makes it difficult for many to find old tweets, especially when looking to contrast past information or rescue for any other reason a tweet that was published in the past. Searching for old tweets can become a resource for other content and that is why we are going to explain how to find old Twitter tweets, so that you know how to find them quickly
How to find old tuis
One of the simplest ways to do it is by accessing the profile of the desired user and going to the section Tweets, where you can scroll down until you find the date or tweet in question. This solution, which is the most obvious, will help you in the case of a person or account that has made few publications. However, it can become a big problem if you are a person who has posted hundreds or thousands of tweets.
Fortunately, Twitter has the functionality called advanced search. In it you can include different filters such as date, keywords or the accounts in which you want to search, so you can greatly refine the search to find the desired tuis.
To access the advanced search you must click HERE, where you will find this window:
In it, you will find the possibility of choosing different search criteria that will allow you to refine it as much as possible, with the possibilities that this offers to be able to find the desired tweet.
After choosing the different desired criteria, you will only have to press the button Search and all the results will appear on the screen. In this sense, it is highly recommended to use a date range in order to spend less time carrying out the search.
Twitter commands for searches
The Twitter search commands can be used for both web and mobile searches, as well as advanced search.
In any of the search options that the platform offers us, we have the possibility of making use of a series of commands that will be very useful to be able to find what you want in a much faster and more precise way.
The available commands are as follows:
- Text: Tweets that contain the words that we indicate, being the conventional and most used search form
- »«: the exact term will be searched, so you will only find tweets that have this word somewhere in your post. It is a way to find accurate results on a particular topic.
- OR: it will search for all the words that we put, being able to add OR after each one to continue adding search terms.
- -: a word will be excluded from the search, being useful to be able to reject tweets that contain a particular word. On many occasions, it is very useful to be able to discard tweets that have nothing to do with it and that are accompanied by the same term.
- #: This will search for tweets with the desired hashtag, so that all the tweets tagged as such can be found. The problem with using this command is that you will only find tagged posts, but not all in which that term may have been used.
- From user: tweets of a particular user that you are interested in knowing their previous tweets.
- To: user: when we want to see tweets sent to a particular user, that is, tweets that have been directed to him.
- @Username: tweets in which a user has been quoted.
- Name without @: We will see tweets that quote that user but also from his own account.
- Near: search term by location, so that you can search in a specific region, city or country.
- Within: term by location and distance in miles, something useful to be able to find tweets close to a location
- Since: tweets with term and event from a date, must be accompanied by the date in yyyy / mm / dd format
- Until: same as above, but huntil a date It must be accompanied by it in yyyy / mm / dd format.
In this way, you have at your disposal different commands that you can combine among themselves to be able to refine your searches, being an alternative way to make use of the advanced search and that, on many occasions, can be more convenient and faster, especially a Once you have mastered the terms that you should use for each particular case.
In addition, you must bear in mind that many of these commands will not only be useful for Twitter, but you will also be able to use them in your searches on Google and on other platforms such as the UAF YouTube-channel. Therefore, it is a series of commands that are very useful to know and that can help you greatly when conducting your searches.
We hope that this way you know how to find old tweets on Twitter, but also find other recent ones that correspond to the search criteria that you are demanding and that, for one reason or another, you need to have on hand or consult.
The search tool is very important to try to master the platform and be able to access different search options, so you should know how it works and try to make the most of all the tools that, in this sense, the social network itself puts at our disposal.