What to Know

  • Go to the Twitter advanced search tool and enter your Twitter handle in the From These Accounts field.
  • Search for tweets from more than one account by entering multiple Twitter handles and separating each with a comma and space.
  • To download your entire Twitter archive, go to More > Settings and privacy > Download an archive of your data.

This article explains how to search your own tweets on Twitter using a web browser or the Twitter mobile app.

How to Use Twitter's Advanced Search Tool

Twitter's basic search function is available from virtually every Twitter page or mobile app tab, but for more specific searches, you need to access its advanced search tool. Here's how:

  1. Navigate to twitter.com/search-advanced in a web browser.

  2. Locate the From These Accounts field and type in your own Twitter handle. This ensures that all of the search results you receive are only from your own account.

    A Twitter Advanced Search with "@lifewiretech" typed into the From these accounts field.

  3. Fill out at least one other field to help narrow down your results. If you just have a basic word or phrase to search, use the first All of these words field.

    A Twitter Advanced Search with the word "Facebook" typed into the All of these words tab.

    You can also search by:

    • An exact phrase.
    • Any group of words.
    • None of a group of specific words.
    • Specific hashtags.
    • Any language.
    • Tweets to specific users.
    • User mentions.
    • Locations.
    • Date or time period.
    • Happy face signs 🙂 or sad face signs :(.
    • Question marks.
    • Retweets included.
  4. Click the Search button to see your results, which display directly on Twitter.

    For example, to search for any tweets about Facebook from the @LifewireTech Twitter account. You would type “lifewiretech” in the From these accounts field and the word “Facebook” in the All of these words field.

    After selecting Search, you see a regular search results page of all the tweets from @LifewireTech containing the term "Facebook" listed in order of most recent.

    Results from a Twitter Advanced Search

    You can also search for tweets from multiple accounts. You can do that by typing multiple Twitter handles in the From these accounts field and separating each with a comma and space.

Optional Alternative: Download Your Twitter Archive to Search Your Tweets

Twitter's Advanced Search is the fastest way to search through your own tweets, or for any tweets at all for that matter. But if you want, you can get access to all the tweets you've ever sent by downloading your entire Twitter archive. Here's how:

Go to More > Settings and privacy > Download an archive of your data. You need to enter your password to access the page. From there, select Request archive.

A Twitter settings page with the Request Archive option highlighted

You might have to wait some time before you receive your archive, but when you do, it’s in a ZIP file you can download to your computer. There you can access a list of your tweets in a spreadsheet format, which you can search through.

FAQ

  • How do I search other people's tweets on Twitter?

    To search other people's tweets, navigate to the person's profile and select the search icon (magnifying glass) from the top. You'll see a list of search results. Tap Top for top tweets, Latest for latest tweets, Photos for photo tweets, and Videos for video tweets.

  • Can people see what you search on Twitter?

    No. Other people can't see your Twitter searches, and you can't see other users' searches. While Twitter keeps your search history, your search history is visible only to you.

  • How do I see my Twitter search history?

    Tap the search icon (magnifying glass) and tap in the search bar. You'll see Recent Searches with your most recent searches underneath. You can also access Twitter advanced search via a browser and conduct searches specific to your account.

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