Twitter gets new search function

Fancy tweaks behind the scenes makes searching far more useful

Twitter recently turned 5 years old and it looks like its features are growing up too.

The new search function now lets you search for general terms as opposed to specific names. “Squeaky-voiced, auto-tuned teen sensation” should return Justin Bieber as the top result, for example.

Adding a :) or a :( will also filter searches based on their positivity or negativity, which is a cool little touch. Go on, check out Twitter's new search now.