Why can’t I see my tweets (and my followers tweets) from months ago, not just days ago? Why can’t I search my DMs?
And connecting with people to converse with can be a real challenge at times. It would help if I could search tweets from the people I follow…and if Twitter search was much faster.
That’s why I was incredibly excited when I saw that there was a new Twitter.com search feature that did ALL these things.
It’s the end of Twitter search annoyances!
New Twitter.com Search For Timelines, Old Tweets, DMs…and More Buffer this
Once you activate it, you get a new (positionable) search box at Twitter.com. Or you can use a separate search page, if you prefer that instead. Once you activate the new search box, Twitter’s search becomes integrated with hyper-fast technology from search company CloudMagic.
Once you get the hang of what to type, take a look at the search box options. Here, I started typing the words “anyone know” (without quotes) in the new box at Twitter.com, and then I clicked on one of the results to see the whole message:
Notice that even though this was the first time I used it, it was already showing me a message from months ago! (I’ve greyed out the exact message, because it was a DM sent to me privately.)
Experiment with the tiny icons in the upper-right corner: they let you see search results on a separate webpage, or expand or contract the search box. If you have set it up to search emails, contacts or documents, you can easily switch to one of those search functions.
How To Set Up Your New CloudMagic-Powered Twitter.com Search Features. Buffer this
First, you’ll need to add it to your Firefox or Chrome internet browser (sorry, Internet Explorer not supported yet). Click which ever link below is right for how you currently use Twitter.com:
CloudMagic is known for speed. It is already fast. But they say that changes they made when adding Twitter search makes search up to 100 times faster. Plus, Twitter is the first non Google service using CloudMagic.
Why Gmail Users MUST Try CloudMagic’s Built-In Search Buffer this
This is optional, but if you have Gmail I highly recommend trying it out. But you can just stick to Twitter-only search if you wish. You can turn on options to have CloudMagic instantly search any or all of:
Gmail/Google Apps Email (this is awesome!)
Google Docs/Google Apps Docs
Google Calendar/Google Apps Calendar
Google Contacts/Google Apps Contacts
It makes me so much more productive in Gmail I don’t know how I lived without it. You have to try it to believe it. For example, I can search for part of a name and an area code, and instantly find a phone number. And because I instantly see results with each character I type, I often don’t have to type whole words to find things. Incredibly fast.
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