How to save a hashtag search on Twitter

Conversations

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Busy conversations

If you are a user of Twitter you can’t have escaped noticing the use of hashtags. People use these keywords preceded by # to add emphasis to what they are saying, but also use them to filter collections of tweets sharing the same conversations. Typically this includes organised chats and interactions at planned events and conferences.

To capture all of the tweets sharing the same hashtag can be done easily by searching for the hashtag in the Twitter search box. What you may not know is that you can save this and other searches to come back to.

Saving searches

To save a Twitter search via web

  1. Enter your search into the search box.
  2. At the top of your results page, click the more icon  and then click Save this search. Next time you click the search box, a pop-up menu will display your Saved searches.

To save a Twitter search from Twitter for Android

  1. Tap on the Explore tab 
  2. Enter your search into the search box.
  3. At the top of your results page, tap the overflow icon  and then tap Save. Next time you tap the search box, a pop-up menu will display your Saved searches.
Note: You may have up to 25 saved searches per account.

To remove a saved search via web and Twitter for Android

  1. Click or tap anywhere in the search box at the top of the page.
  2. Find the saved search you’d like to remove listed below Saved searches (web) or Saved (Android), then click or tap on the X next to the search to remove.

To embed a search via web

  1. Enter your search into the search box.
  2. At the top of your search results, click the more icon  and then select Embed this search.
  3. Follow the instructions to create a search widget that you can add to your website. Find more information in the developer documentation here.

About Sue Beckingham

A National Teaching Fellow, Educational Developer and Principal Lecturer in Computing with a research interest in the use of social media in higher education.
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