Twitter is an interactive social media platform where plenty of interesting information is shared in seconds. But with so much going on in there, it becomes difficult to keep track of them all. There may be times when you remember reading something about a particular topic on Twitter, days earlier, only to find it impossible to retrieve it presently, even with twitter’s refined search system. But fret not, there’s a handy Twitter tool called Snap Bird to make that job simpler. Let’s take a look.
Find Older Tweets in a Snap
Snap Bird requires you to sign in to your Twitter account and authenticate your credentials to start searching the database. With Snap Bird you can search for tweets older than 10 days, you can narrow down your search to only within your friend’s tweets, you can search only within your direct messages and you can even search within any user’s favorites.
The search itself is done on the Snap Bird website. Just type in the requisite details about the tweet in the search options on the website and then hit Enter. The search results will instantly populate the matches from its search. For instance, I remember reading about a game that FDG Entertainment was planning to launch, but I wasn’t sure if they eventually got around to it. so I wanted to check if there were any updates to the game.
I headed over to Snap Bird website, signed into my Twitter account and granted the necessary permissions. Then in the Search drop down, I retained the default option, Someone’s timeline. In the Who text box, I entered FDG Entertainment and in the for search box, I typed the name of the game “acrossage”.
I instantly found what I was looking for. Snap Bird shows you how many tweets were searched, how far back it searched and the queries that matched. It also gives you an option to permalink in case you want to access the information at a later point in time.
So if you happen to frequently rummage through your twitter timeline, trying to find older tweets, Snap Bird is the best tool to get the job done. If you’ve never used Snap Bird before, give it a try and tell us what you think.