Twitter has announced that it has improved its search function to now be able to display messages dating back several months.
The firm had previously removed this capability but on a blog post late on Thursday confirmed it had reinstated it, as it seeks to further enhance the service.
"Previously, Twitter search results displayed Tweets going back about a week. We've developed a way to include older Tweets, so you can see content that goes beyond the more recent Tweets," said Paul Burstein, an engineer in search infrastructure.
Burstein said future updates to the search function are on their way.
"As we roll this out over the coming days, the Tweets that you'll see in search results represent a fairly small percentage of total Tweets ever sent. We look at a variety of types of engagement, like favourites, retweets and clicks, to determine which Tweets to show," he said.
"We'll be steadily increasing this percentage over time, and ultimately, aim to surface the best content for your query."
The update comes in the same week the firm updated its Android and iOS apps with improved search functions for the mobile apps and efforts to streamline their use with older devices.
The firm has also been involved in a major security incident when hackers managed to access 250,000 accounts, possibly by taking advantage of a Java security flaw.
Rounding out a busy seven days it also announced it had acquired TV metrics analytics firm Bluefin.
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