MICROBLOGGING WEBSITE Twitter has updated its iOS and Android apps, making it easier to search the social network on smartphones and tablet devices.
The update from Twitter, which has been pushed out to iOS and Android users, adds new search filters to the app, making it easier to find what you're looking for.
Search for 'The INQUIRER', for example, and Twitter now lets you easily toggle between Top Tweets and All Tweets, while a button on the right-hand side of the search bar lets you choose exactly what you're looking for - be it photos, videos, news, people or everything. You can also tell Twitter to show just tweets from people you follow, or from people near you.
Twitter explained in a blog post, "New filters in search help you quickly find exactly the Tweets and people you're looking for.
"If you want to see great photos, use the new photo search filter to see tweets with photos in a grid or list layout. To see what your friends are saying, you can filter the results to only show tweets from the people you follow. You can even filter for videos, making it feel like you're a part of the action on Twitter."
The Twitter update also makes it easier to browse through trending tweets, if that's your kind of thing. Simply tap Discover, hit the Trending button, and Twitter will offer a Timeline compiled from popular tweets.
While Twitter for mobile is getting more features, the web version is losing them. Twitter pulled a feature on Tuesday that allowed users of the social network to send direct messages (DMs) to anybody, likely because it was causing an influx of spam messages.
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