Twitter’s saved searches option allows you to quickly access your queries via the menu next to the search box. You can go back to saved searches and run them again without typing the words. However, there are some limitations.
As you may already know, Twitter only allows you to save 25 searches per account. While this may be too little for some, there’s no reason to keep queries you no longer need. By deleting old searches, you can make room for new ones.
The following sections focus on how to delete saved searches, but we’ve also included some tips to optimize this feature.
How to delete saved Twitter searches
It only takes a few taps or clicks to delete saved searches. You can do it on your computer or mobile device (iOS/Android) using the following methods.
Using your computer and web browser to delete saved Twitter searches
- Launch your browser and log in to your Twitter account.
- Next, go to Search field in the top right, click on it and find and select the search you want to delete. To delete the selected search, click the small “garbageicon” on the right side.
If you haven’t entered a query in a while, the dropdown may show Recent Searches or just Saved Searches. This method applies to all searches – hashtags, keywords or usernames.
In some cases, “Xicon may not appear. If so, click on the saved query to run the search again and select the three dots to access the overflow. Then click on Delete saved searches.
It’s easy to get confused Send tweet box with Search field. Search is at the top right of the screen (use the box at the bottom of the screen to send tweets).
If you delete queries from Recent searchesyou can still see them saved searches – if you had them stored in the first place.
Deleting saved Twitter searches on a mobile device
The method for mobile devices is very similar to the method described above.
- Tap the Twitter app to launch it.
- Next, tap on Search field and select the query you want to delete.
- Tap the three dots icon to the right of the search bar. Then tap on Delete search.
Things to remember
It is possible that it may take a few days for the query to disappear after taking steps to remove it. This generally occurs with unusual saved searches that do not match any search results or tweets on Twitter. You can always go back and try to delete it again if it’s still there after a few days.
The saved search feature does not give you the option to edit a saved query. This is another reason why you may need to delete it more than once. Saved searches cannot be edited, only replaced with a new one.
Saving Twitter searches
It’s also super easy and quick to save searches. Go to Search field, enter a keyword, username or hashtag and click the search icon. The results will be displayed in the main column/dropdown menu.
Tap or click the overflow icon (three dots) at the top right to see more options. Choose Save search and will automatically appear in the saved searches menu. Twitter also allows you to edit your search before saving.
You can limit your search to messages, photos, accounts and tweets, or leave all options on. Search can be narrowed down to people you know or by location (from anywhere/nearby).
Advanced search options
It takes more time to fine-tune Twitter’s advanced search because there are different filters to choose from. However, it saves you time in the long run. You can save advanced searches and keep them as a quick access to-do list or reminder of hashtags, tweets or users you follow.
Bonus tips and tricks
Tracking certain searches on Twitter can be challenging. Conversations, hashtags, and keywords move quickly and can easily become overwhelming. To search more effectively, you’ll need to tailor your phrases to a specific topic.
It’s a good idea to rerun different versions of your saved search to see if any of them give better results. And there are some third-party apps that can help with that.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to other questions we’ve received about Twitter’s saved searches.
How do I delete my Twitter search history?
In addition to your saved searches, tapping the search bar will also display your general search history. However, it’s pretty easy to delete your general Twitter search history.
All you have to do is click on the search bar and tap on X next to each search you want to remove. Or click Clear all to delete the entire history.
Do my saved searches show up on other devices?
Yes. If you save your search on Twitter.com, you’ll also see it in the Twitter mobile app and other browsers.
Keep up with the blue bird
As one of the most popular platforms, Twitter offers plenty of opportunities to stay on top of trends that interest you. The Saved searches feature is here to help you, but you can quickly run out of 25 slots for your questions. Fortunately, it only takes a moment to delete a saved search and make room for another one.