How to Use Twitter Saved Searches

Save your Twitter searches to always keep up with your favorite topics

The Twitter saved search feature lets you save a query and makes it readily available to you from a drop-down menu in the Twitter search bar. The purpose of a Twitter saved search is to let you re-run a search without having to type the words into the search bar again. You can save up to 25 searches per Twitter account.

The saved search feature is not available on the mobile app. You must go to Twitter.com to save a search.

How to Save a Search on Twitter

To save your Twitter search:

  1. Log into your Twitter account.

  2. On Twitter.com, click inside the Twitter search bar in the upper-right corner.

    Twitter search bar
  3. Type your search query in the search bar and press Enter on your keyboard.

    Twitter - entering content in search bar
  4. Select the three dots to the right of the results search bar.

    Twitter - three dots next to search bar
  5. In the drop-down menu, select Save search.

    Twitter - save search

How to Run a Twitter Saved Search

To run a saved search, click in the search bar, and choose the saved search under Saved searches.

Twitter - run saved search

Removing a Twitter Saved Search

When you no longer want a particular query to appear in your drop-down list, click inside the search bar, and select the trash can icon next to the name of the search you want to delete.

If you only want to change the phrasing of a Twitter saved search, you have to delete the saved query and create a new one.

A Tip on Crafting a Twitter Saved Search

It's important to keep in mind that keywords, hashtags, and trending topics are fast-moving targets on Twitter. Think of the tweet stream as a rushing river or cacophonous conversation.

What that means for Twitter searching is that you may have to change the exact phrasing of any query to effectively track a particular topic on Twitter. So from time to time, try different versions and phrasing of your saved Twitter search to see different wording yields better results. A variety of third-party Twitter search tools can help.