Search in doesn’t have hashtags, trending topics, or retweets because I think the focus on those features in other social networks has led to people being exposed to harassment, hateful posts, and even fake news. For, it’s more difficult to accidentally stumble on a random post unless it’s part of a conversation you’re in or from a section that is actively curated.

This was an important design decision and we’re not walking away from it, but the downside is that it is more difficult to find older posts without a global search. As the first step in improving this, today we’re rolling out a new search screen. You can now search for users and across any post that has been featured in the Discover section.

Screenshot of search icon

Click on Discover from the web version of I’ll continue to improve this throughout the rest of the year, expanding it to more posts, including in the native apps. Looking forward to hearing your feedback!

Manton Reece @manton