Is searching on Twitter gone?

iOS and iPadOS

Hey guys.
So ive noticed on the latest version of the IOS Twitter app there is no way to search for people or topics.
I only see trends no where at all for searching.
So is searching just gone?
Or is this a broken feature that should be reported?
Thanks for any help.



Submitted by Yvonnezed on Thursday, August 8, 2019

It's not gone, just hard to find.

Double tap on the header at the top of the screen where it says explore and you'll get a search box.

Submitted by MsHollyWeezy on Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thank u. I found it. Dont know how u figured that out. I wish Twitter would put that in whats new on the updates.

Submitted by Yvonnezed on Thursday, August 8, 2019

Would you believe tapping on it and seeing if it worked? ☺️

It's a user interface convention that's turning up in a few places now. Tap on something that looks like a static header or a tab your already on or something and toggle between two options. No idea if there's any indication visually that it'll work, but voiceover certainly has no clue.

Submitted by MsHollyWeezy on Thursday, August 8, 2019

I would have never thought to do that. There is nothing VO says that even gives a hint that could be tapped on.
I really thought Twitter had got rid of searching.
But that wouldnt make since to do that.
Im glad it works tho. Now that i know this and if something happens similarly on another app i can always try this.

Submitted by AliceP104 on Friday, August 9, 2019

Hi there!
The search feature is still there but granted, I understand why you think it’s disappeared because I thought the same too at one point! Now, when you select the ‘search and explore’ tab, to navigate to the search field, you double tap on the ‘explore’ heading which is immediately after the button which opens the account menu! I hope that helps :)

Submitted by cool cat on Friday, August 9, 2019

I have now found it yay. For the last couple weeks I have been doing a work around. I just clicked on something that was trending and then went up and deleted the hashtag in the search edit box.You could find the search box that way.

Submitted by Ahsan Khan on Sunday, August 11, 2019

I can’t find contacts on twitter. Before I could use the contacts button on to see who was on Twitter.