A new Twitter search button has been added to the iOS app, making it easier to search the tweets of a specific user …
XDA Developers first spotted it.
We have discovered that a Search @Username’s Tweets button is appearing on the latest (stable) version of the iPhone app.
This new button — located in the top right corner, next to the 3-dot menu — allows iOS users to dig through their own Tweets or any other account’s. When you click it, you get a search field where you can enter the term(s) you’re looking for. Once you hit enter, you will be taken to a screen similar to that of the existent search functionality. There the search term will change to: From:Username Term.
As the site notes, the functionality itself isn’t new. You could always do this manually using the “from:<username> <searchtext>” format.
However, this feature was not very discoverable, and the new Twitter search button is expected to make it much more accessible to a broader variety of users.
Twitter frequently beta tests new features by making them available to a small number of users, but this one looks to be going out to all users.
This is not the only change to Twitter this week; the business has enhanced its Instagram connection.
The company says that Twitter Card previews will start rolling out today. “Now, when you share an Instagram link on Twitter, a preview of that post will appear.”
This means that when someone shares an Instagram link to Twitter, you’ll see a preview of the Instagram post in the Twitter application, just like you do for most other links shared on the platform.