Right now, old tweets can be found in search by switching to the
All tab of the Twitter app, and Twitter supports a basic syntax to
filter down tweets for users and dates. I was able to use two
different search operators for usernames and dates:
- from:username — load all tweets sent from a user;
- since:2009-04-20 until:2009-04-21 — load tweets from
Search operators can be used in the Twitter app and combined with
hashtags and text to look more precisely in search results and
find a tweet you’re looking for. You can even save advanced
searches you come up with and reuse them at any time. And this
makes for a convenient way to delete old tweets as well: find the
tweet, and use the Delete button in the app to remove it.
What a great feature, and great technical achievement. The entire Twitter archive must be incomprehensibly big.