Twitter ::: Finding Old Tweets/Twitter Updates

Type in the following string but with your username and the date range you want to look at:

from:username since:yyyy-mm-dd until:yyyy-mm-dd

So, for example, if I want to see all my tweets from my first month on Twitter, I’d insert:

from:egabbert since:2009-05-12 until:2009-06-12

This will show you your earliest tweets – but note that the default view is of your “Top” tweets; click “All” to see every tweet from this time period.


Use UNTIL to filter tweets ending in one specific date, for example: until:2011-08-20

Use SINCE to filter tweets starting in one specific date, for example: since:2016-02-19

You can combine both to find old tweets from a specific date. If we’d like to see tweets from Barack Obama’s re-election day for example, we will look for the hashtag #Obama2012 on the 20th of January 2012:

#Obama2012 since:2012-01-20 until:2012-02-21


Want to see someone’s tweets with a specific keyword? Just put it in quotes after your from:handlename For example: from:dickiebush “Twitter” And if you like to get fancy, you can combine them with an “OR” to look for multiple words. from:dickiebush “Twitter” OR “writing”

What if you want to see someone’s most popular tweets? You can do that too. Filter by number of likes, replies, or retweets using any of the following: • min_faves:100 • min_replies:100 • min_retweets:100 Example: from:dickiebush min_faves:1000 min_retweets:1000

Advanced search gets fun when you start to combine queries. For example, what if I wanted to see what @APompliano was saying about Bitcoin during 2018’s crash: from:apompliano “bitcoin” since:2018-01-06 until:2018-02-06 min_faves:2000