Twitter Now Lets You Easily Search For Tweets By Date Range

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Quick! What were people tweeting about last April Fool’s day?

Up until now, this was actually kind of a hard thing to answer. Even in Twitter’s Advanced Search page, there was no obvious way to limit your search by a specific date range.

Now there is.

The weird part? You actually could do this before. It was just kind of a pain, and not at all user friendly. You had to be quite familiar with the way Twitter search works — enough to know that it supported “since:” and “until:” operators that you could manually add to your search.

Given that the #2 thing that Google autosuggests for “search Twitter by…” is “search Twitter by date”, it’s probably safe to say this wasn’t easy enough.

This may seem trivial — but next time you’re having trouble finding that one damned tweet you just know was posted around Christmas of 2012, you’ll be glad you know this.