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FAQs about top search results

What are "top" Tweets?

When you search on twitter.com and on the Twitter for Android app, you can filter your results by clicking or tapping Top, Latest, Accounts/People, Photos, or Videos (located at the top of your search results). Selecting Top shows popular Tweets that are relevant to your search query. Please note: Top Tweets are selected through an algorithm, we do not manually curate search results. 

Why don't I see the Tweets I like in top Tweets?

Top Tweets are Tweets that lots of people are interacting with and sharing via Retweets, replies, and more. If Tweets you love aren't showing up as top Tweets, it means those Tweets may not be part of the widespread conversation. Click or tap Latest to see more Tweets matching your query. 

How can I make these top results go away, or come back?

You can change the type of search results you see by clicking or tapping the filters at the top of your search results. Select Latest (via web and Android), or All Tweets (on iOS) to see unfiltered results of Tweets matching your query.

Why show top Tweets if they're not the most recent results for my search?

Some older results may be highlighted at the top because they have been determined to be of high value for your query. Our search algorithm has found those Tweets to be particularly relevant to the subject you’re looking for, even though they may not be the most recently posted Tweets. Select Latest (via web and Android), or All Tweets (on iOS) to view the rest of your search results in real-time order.

How are Tweets selected for the other filters?

Click or tap Accounts or People to see results of accounts that match your search query. Click or tap Photos or Videos to see to top images and videos of popular media related to your search query. To see news results related to your query, click or tap News (access from the More options drop-down on web). Results are determined much in the same way as top Tweets.

Having trouble?

Check out our Search troubleshooting section for solutions to common problems.