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How to search on Twitter 

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from:BillGates - All tweets sent by a particular Twitter user.

filter:verified cool OR amazing - Only show tweets from verified Twitter accounts (with the blue tick).

iPhone near:NY within:10mi - Tweets sent by users within the 10 mile radius of New York containing iPhone.

iPhone Reviews since:2020-08-20 until:2020-09-20 - Tweets sent in a particular time range (may not work with Twitter APIs).

gangnam style filter:replies - Only show tweets that are replies. You can use exclude:replies to remove @reply tweets from search results.

gangnam style filter:retweets - Only show tweets that are retweets. You can use exclude:retweets to remove RTs from search results.

to:BarackObama -filter:links - Tweets sent to @BarackObama but not containing any links.

elections list:TIME/time-staff - Search for tweets from users who belong to a particular Twitter list. min_faves:100 - Tweets containing YouTube videos that are favorited by at least 100 users.

earthquake min_retweets:10 - Tweets that have been retweeted at least 10 times.

#foodrecipe lang:en - Tweets sent in particular language (en = English).

YouTube good OR amazing OR awesome filter:links - Tweets containing YouTube videos that are described as awesome or amazing.

#Emmys filter:images - Show tweets for a particular hashtag but containing images.

Coronavirus filter:news - Show only tweets that mention a keyword and contain links to news websites.

from:john to:peter -RT - Tweets from user @John that @mention user @Peter but exclude Retweets.

family games filter:safe - Filter tweets containing adult or potentially sensitive content.

tornado filter:media - Show tornado tweets containing images or videos.

music concert filter:native_video - Show tweets that contain native video (uploaded inside tweet).

How to refine your advanced search

Using advanced search, you can refine your search results by using any combination of the fields below:


  • Tweets containing all words in any position (“Twitter” and “search”)  
  • Tweets containing exact phrases (“Twitter search”)
  • Tweets containing any of the words (“Twitter” or “search”)
  • Tweets excluding specific words (“Twitter” but not “search”)
  • Tweets with a specific hashtag (#twitter)
  • Tweets in a specific language (written in English)


  • Tweets from a specific account (Tweeted by “@TwitterComms”)
  • Tweets sent as replies to a specific account (in reply to “@TwitterComms”)
  • Tweets that mention a specific account (Tweet includes “@TwitterComms”)


  • Tweets sent from a geographic location, e.g. a specific city, state, country
    • Use the place dropdown to select the geographic location


  • Tweets sent before a specific date, after a specific date or within a date range
    • Use the calendar dropdown to select a “from” date, “to” date or both