Twitter is rolling out a new search button on some accounts that allows users to more easily scan through a specific person’s past tweets.
The button, located in the top right corner next to the 3-dot (or hamburger) menu, had started appearing for a small number of users in October.
It is now rolling out more widely on the iOS Twitter app, XDA Developers reported.
Twitter users have always been able to search their own or other users’ tweets, using the format ‘from:[handle] [search term]’ in the regular Twitter search bar.
This new button simplifies the process, providing a search field where you can enter the terms you’re looking for and find a post, response or even an article more quickly.
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Twitter is rolling out a new search button on some accounts that allows users to more easily scan through a specific person’s past tweets. The button is located in the top right corner next to the 3-dot menu
The button is the latest in a long series of new features Twitter has added to its platform in the past few months, many of which are related to privacy.
In October it fully launched a new feature on its web version that lets users remove a follower without blocking them.
The option prevents a chosen user from seeing any of a person’s future posts or know they’ve been removed.
Separately in October, Twitter said it was testing a new feature that warns users before they waded into a Twitter fight.
Depending on the topic or tenor of the thread, a prompt might announce ‘conversations like this can be intense,’ according to Twitter Support.
Twitter users have always been able to search their own or other users’ tweets, using the format ‘from:[handle] [search term]’ in the regular search bar. This new button simplifies the process
In June, Twitter privacy designer Dominic Camozzi posted what he called ‘early concepts’ of what the process to untag or ‘unmention’ yourself might look like.
That same month, the company began offering the first iteration of the Twitter Blue subscription service in Australia and Canada, which allows paying members to access bookmark folders, an ‘undo tweet option,’ and reader mode, .
In July, another Twitter designer posted the company was working on a feature that could limit who receives your tweets.
The proposed ‘Trusted Friends’ feature could send posts to a select circle, and potentially put their tweets at the top of your feed.
That same month, Twitter announced plans to test out allowing users to downvote tweet replies, XDA Developers reported.
The search button is the latest in a long series of new features Twitter has added to its platform in the past few months, many of which are related to privacy
Twitter may also begin letting users hide old tweets after a set period of time, according to Bloomberg News, with an expiration date that could take effect after 30, 60, 90 days, or a full year.
It could also introduce the ability for users to prevent certain accounts from even mentioning them, or to block all mentions for one, three, or seven days.
Like the search button, not all the new features are privacy-related: In September, Twitter started to roll out Super Follow on its iOS app, a long-awaited feature that allows users to charge for exclusive content not available to ordinary followers.
Creators can charge $2.99, $4.99, or $9.99 a month for access to the special content, ranging from subscriber-only videos and newsletters to special deals and discounts.
To get Super Follow status, creators must be 18, have at least 10,000 followers, and have tweeted 25 times in the past 30 days.
This fall, it also launched Communities, its take on Facebook Groups, that allows tweeting with others who share common interests, and it opened its audio-only Space chatrooms for anyone to host.