The site's upgraded search results will now more closely resemble those of a Google search. Now when users begin typing a search term, they will see an autocomplete dropdown box of suggested terms, or results with corrected spelling.
Users will also receive related suggestions for topics that might use multiple terms. When a user is searching for someone but doesn't know their exact Twitter handle, the site will now show results for both real names and user names.
In addition, Twitter users will be able to search only within the People You Follow category, providing the ability to weed out potentially irrelevant results.
The social network also enabled updates on Twitter for iOS and Android. On the mobile operating systems, users will receive related search suggestions, autocomplete and spelling corrections.
The upgrades to Twitter's search system are major improvements to a part of the site that has frustrated users since the social network's inception, said Nipa Shah, president of Krave Ten.
"These changes, although late in coming, are good changes and will help companies and individuals who are using Twitter for business development or information search," she told TechNewsWorld.
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