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Twitter Makes it Easy to Search for Tweets by a Specific Date

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Twitter Makes it Easy to Search for Tweets by a Specific Date

If you’ve ever wanted to go back and time and see what was being tweeted about on a specific date, Twitter has now made it easier than ever. Twitter has added the ability to search by date using their advanced search feature.

Maybe you’d like to go back and see what some of the reactions on Twitter were like when Google launched the Hummingbird algorithm. Or maybe you’d like to reminisce on how far you or your business has come since the days you first started tweeting. Now you can do that quickly and easily.

How to Use Twitter’s Advanced Search Feature

Just visit Twitter’s advanced search page, and then type in the date or date range you’d like to search by. As you can see in the screenshot below, the function is now extremely user-friendly.


In addition to searching by date, you also have the option to narrow down your search by any of Twitter’s existing advanced search options. Those options include things like words in tweets, hashtags used, accounts sending the tweets, accounts mentioned in the tweet, sentiment, and so on.

It’s worth noting that you could perform searches by date before now, it just wasn’t as easy. It required a deep understanding of the way Twitter search works. Previously, searches by date could be performed by manually adding the  “since:” and “until:” operators to your search. Now you can just visit the advanced search page and do it the easy way.

Unfortunately, Twitter’s advanced search isn’t available on the mobile app. If you’d like to search by date on the mobile app you can still do so the old-fashioned way using the “since:” and “until:” operators.

Want to learn how to verify your Twitter account? Check out this article by Kelsey Jones.

Image Credits

Featured Image: Denys Prykhodov /

In Post Image: Taken by Danielle Antosz on 10/25/2016


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Matt Southern

Lead News Writer at Search Engine Journal

Matt Southern has been the lead news writer at Search Engine Journal since 2013. With a degree in communications, Matt ... [Read full bio]