Searching on micro-blogging site Twitter has been a tidious task till recently but now with the launch of a new powerful search engine, the social media giant answers all search queries with every tweet that has been sent in the past visible to users.
In a blog post, Twitter search infrastructure engineer Yi Zhuang said the company has built a search service that efficiently indexes roughly half a trillion documents and “serves queries with an average latency of under 100 milliseconds”.
It means users can search through every tweet sent on the service since 2006 when Twitter was first launched with 140-worded messages making quick entry into the arena of news, information and updates.
“Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets have captured everyday human experiences and major historical events,” Zhuang continued.
“Our search engine excelled at surfacing breaking news and events in real time, and our search index infrastructure reflected this strong emphasis on recency. But our long-standing goal has been to let people search through every Tweet ever published,” he added.
The new search option will soon be available for Twitter users across all platforms including desktop PC and mobile app versions, said the company.