Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Surprising Way You Can Search For Twitter Hashtags

Search in Mac OS X (command + space) and iOS (swipe down from home screen) is called Spotlight.

Spotlight on Mac.
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Spotlight on iOS.

Did you know that you can search for Twitter hashtags and usernames in Spotlight?

Tapping on the results will take you right to the Twitter app.

We didn’t either, until Twitter CEO Dick Costolo mentioned it during Twitter’s most recent earnings call.

He said: “And finally, we are also working with Apple to surface great Twitter content and accounts directly in Spotlight Search on iOS and OS X, that also makes it easier and quicker to find great things on Twitter.”

When iOS 8 launched in Sept. 2014, an update to Spotlight included search beyond your files and contacts.

In addition to tweets, Spotlight can comb the web for information like restaurant suggestions, movie times, and Wikipedia entries.


It’s more useful than you think!

The Surprising Way You Can Search For Twitter Hashtags
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