Twitter Inc Overhauls Search To Show Results By Relevance

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Twitter Inc Overhauls Search To Show Results By Relevance
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Twitter now doesn’t want to show you what is new in its search results but instead wants to show who tweeted in the best way. Now the social media platform has moved further away in search from reverse chronological order toward relevance order. You will now be shown relevance-ordered tweets across the platform, first on the results page whenever you look for something using the search bar, notes Mashable.

Search results by relevance instead of time

According to a Twitter spokesperson, the change was made in September, but it was announced publicly on Monday.  The “latest” filter is still there if you want to see the most recent live tweets. Also the photos, videos and news filters are there as well.

Earlier this year, the changes in Twitter’s timeline algorithm caused the internet to briefly lose its mind, but changes to search are unlikely to cause even a stir. But both changes show the social networking site’s obsession with the hard concept of “relevance,” says Mashable.