Twitter announced on Wednesday that its DM search characteristic has gotten a giant improve — it might now search by way of the content material of your conversations and return particular messages that include no matter key phrase you sort in. Before you may solely use it to search for folks’s names or the names of group chats, however now if you wish to find that one dialog you had with a good friend about “chili” you can simply sort it into the search bar.
Of course, trying to find individual or dialog names nonetheless works, and you may even resolve whether or not you wish to see outcomes for folks, teams, or messages — useful if the key phrase you’re making an attempt to search occurs to be somebody’s identify.
We know you’ve been ready for the choice to search your DMs…
Now you can use the search bar in your inbox to find particular messages utilizing key phrases and names. pic.twitter.com/A41G8Y45QI
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 23, 2022
This change has been a very long time coming. When Twitter brought DM search to Android in May 2021, it mentioned that content material search was coming later that yr. The firm appears to have missed that deadline by a bit, however not less than it’s accessible on each platform — the unique search was available on iOS for nearly two years earlier than Twitter added it to Android.
Testing it out myself, the improved search appeared to work on the internet, in addition to the iOS and Android apps. While it might search moderately outdated messages, it doesn’t appear to search all of them — it dug up outcomes from 2020, however on my account it didn’t embody any outcomes from 2019 or earlier. (It’s price noting that makes an attempt to search for folks’s names additionally appeared to solely look again that far as properly.)