Twitter has started rolling out an update that allows you to see older tweets in search results.
Search results on Twitter were previously limited to tweets that had been made over the past week. The update significantly increases that time period (though Twitter has not said specifically by how much), surfacing older tweets based in part by how popular those tweets have been over time.
“We look at a variety of types of engagement, like favorites, retweets and clicks, to determine which Tweets to show,” Twitter’s Paul Burstein said in a blog post announcing the update. “We’ll be steadily increasing this percentage over time, and ultimately, aim to surface the best content for your query.”
Though it was announced Thursday, the search update was made Wednesday alongside updates to Twitter's iOS and Android applications.