After teasing us with a "tweet" on twitter by Pankaj Gupta on Twitter, we finally got to know what exactly the major changes in "search and discovery" is going to be. Twitter has added a much awaiting feature to their official social networking website and mobile apps.
Twitter search will be a dumb service anymore, it just got smarter with autocomplete feature after a teasing tweet late Thursday with a brief announcement that search and discovery on Twitter was about to change "forever".
There is the Google Instant-like guessing. "search autocomplete shows you the most likely terms for your query as you enter it -- especially useful if you're trying to follow the hashtag for an event or you're looking for certain Twitter account," writes engineer Frost Li on the Twitter blog. "you can select your query from the drop-down menu even before you finish typing it"
The most awaited feature to autocorrect the search terms has also been introduced and search autocomplete will correct your spelling if there's a common search term with slightly different letters.
Secondly, Twitter says, search is about to get a lot smarter when it comes to related terms, hashtags and accounts.
"If you search for a topic for which people use multiple terms," says Li, "we will provide relevant suggestions for terms where the majority of that conversation is happening on Twitter."
And finally, once your search is complete, you have a new option to narrow it down: click on tweets from people you follow. This will appear next to the regular search filter options, "top" and "all." In other words, if you want to forget the rest of Twitter exists outside your circle of follows, the company just made it a lot easier.
Is smarter Twitter search working for you yet? Let us know in the comments.