There is an advanced search feature on Twitter. Clicking on this, you see a nice popup and text boxes to fill in.
After you fill in these boxes, Twitter populates the normal search bar with the appropriate text to implement those more advanced features. I couldn't find a list of how you can directly write out these searches, so here I write out how to do advanced Twitter searches without using that popup.
The most basic of the searches. Type in all the words you want to be found anywhere in a tweet.
In contrast with the previous search, here you can be specific on the exact placement of words using quotes.
This is similar to "All of these words", except these tweets don't have to include all the words at the same time. A tweet could contain one, two, or more of these words.
cats OR dogs
Note, the parentheses around searches will ensure your search is isolated from other searches. For example,
"happy hour" (cats OR dogs)
You can find tweets without specific words using the minus sign.
To search a hashtag, simply write it out with the hashtag in front of the word(s).
Use the two-letter code for the language to search for those tweets.
You can search for tweets from and to particular accounts by using the
Simply add the Twitter account with the
@ symbol in front.
Without and with replies.
Without and with links.
Minimum number of replies, favorites,
min_replies:42 min_faves:42 min_retweets:42
Search within specific time intervals using
what's happening # all of the words somewhere "happy hour" # extract phrasing cats OR dogs # any combination of words "happy hour" (cats OR dogs) # combine search types -dogs # tweets not containing words #ThrowbackThursday # hashtag searching lang:es hola # non-English tweets from:twitter # tweets from an account to:twitter # tweeting at an account @Twitter # they mention accounts -filter:replies # filter out replies filter:replies # filter for replies -filter:links # filter out links filter:links # filter for links min_replies:42 # minimum replies min_faves:42 # minimum favorites min_retweets:42 # minimum re-tweets since:2014-06-14 until:2016-05-15 # time ranges
I hope this proves helpful and makes searching quicker for you.