Operator      Product Description Matches on payload element
"exact phrase match"

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Matches an exact phrase within the body of a Tweet.

Components that can translate into a search operators will be treated as words. In other words:

  • "#hashtag" will match hashtag but not #hashtag (use the hashtag operator without quotes to match on actual hashtags) 
  • "$TWTR" will match the word TWTR but not the cashtag $TWTR (use the cashtag operator without quotes to match on actual cashtags)

Note: in 30 Day Search and Full Archive Search (Enterprise and Premium), punctuation is not tokenized and is instead treated as whitespace. 

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@

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Matches any Tweet that mentions the given username. The value can be either the username (excluding the @ character) or the user’s numeric ID or (obtained for example via the GET users/lookup endpoint). entities.user_mentions
#

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Matches any Tweet with the given hashtag.

This operator performs an exact match. For example meaning the rule #1989 will match Tweets containing the exact hashtag #1989, but not those with the hashtag #TaylorSwift1989.

Note: this operator relies on Twitter’s entity extraction to match hashtags, rather than extracting the hashtag from the body itself. For more details on JSON attributes from entities, refer to Twitter Entities.

 

entities.hashtags
$

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Matches any Tweet that contains the specified cashtag (where the leading character of the token is $).

Note: this operator relies on Twitter’s entity extraction to match links, rather than extracting the link from the body itself. For more details on JSON attributes from entities, refer to Twitter Entities.

entities.symbols

bio:

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Matches a keyword (using tokenized match) or a phrase within the user bio of a Tweet. Use double quotes to match a phrase. In other words:

  • bio:software engineer will match Tweets with the keyword engineer from users with the word software in their bio
  • bio:"software engineer" will match any Tweet posted by users with the phrase software engineer in their bio
user.description
bio_location:

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Matches Tweets where the User object's location contains the specified keyword (using tokenized match) or phrase.

This location is a non-normalized, user-generated, free-form string, and is different from a Tweet's location (when available). 

 user.location
bio_name:

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Matches Tweets where the User object's name contains the specified keyword (using tokenized match) or phrase.  user.name
bounding_box:

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Matches against the exact location (long, lat) of the Tweet (when present), and against a geo polygon (where the Place is fully contained within the defined region).

  • west_long south_lat represent the southwest corner of the bounding box where west-long is the longitude of that point, and south_lat is the latitude.
  • east_long and north_lat represent the northeast corner of the bounding box, where east_long is the longitude of that point, and north_lat is the latitude.
  • Width and height of the bounding box must be less than 25mi
  • Longitude is in the range of ±180
  • Latitude is in the range of ±90
  • All coordinates are in decimal degrees.
  • Rule arguments are contained within brackets, space delimited.

Note: operators matching on place (Tweet geo) will only include matches from original Tweets. Retweets do not contain any place data.

place (original Tweets only)
contains:

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Substring match for Tweets that have the given substring in the body, regardless of tokenization. In other words, this does a pure substring match and does not consider word boundaries.

Use double quotes to match substrings that contain whitespace or punctuation.

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<emoji>

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Matches an emoji within the body of a Tweet.

This is a tokenized match, so your emoji will be matched against the tokenized text of the Tweet body. Tokenization is based on punctuation, symbol/emoji, and separator Unicode basic plane characters. For example, a Tweet with the text “I like 🍕” would be split into the following tokens: I, like, 🍕. These tokens would then be compared to the emoji used in your rule.

Note: if an emoji has a variant, you must use double quotes to add to a rule.

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followers_count:

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Matches Tweets when the author has a followers count within the given range.

  • A single number (e.g. followers_count:42) will match any number equal to or greater than the value specified.
  • A range (e.g. followers_count:42..1337) will match any number in the given range.
user.followers_count
friends_count:

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Matches Tweets when the author has a friends count (the number of users they follow) that falls within the given range.

  • A single number (e.g. followers_count:42) will match any number equal to or greater than the value specified.
  • A range (e.g. followers_count:42..1337) will match any number in the given range.
user.friends_count
from:

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Matches any Tweet from a specific user. The value can be either the username (excluding the @ character) or the user’s numeric ID or (obtained for example via the GET users/lookup endpoint).

user.iduser.id_str (if using User ID)

user.screen_name (if using username)

has:geo

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Matches Tweets that have Tweet-specific geolocation data provided from Twitter. This can be either “geo” lat-long coordinate, or a “location” in the form of a Twitter Place, with the corresponding display name, geo polygon, and other fields.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

Note: operators matching on place (Tweet geo) will only include matches from original tweets. Retweets do not contain any place data.

place (original Tweets only)
has:hashtags

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Matches Tweets that contain at least one hashtag.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

entities.hashtags
has:images

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Matches Tweets that contain at least one classified image URL.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

entities.media
has:lang

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Matches Tweets that have been classified by Twitter as being of a particular language.

If a Tweet has not been classified, the operator will not match. Each Tweet is currently only classified as being of one language, so AND’ing together multiple languages will yield no results.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

lang when value is not und
has:links

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This operator matches Tweets which contain links in the Tweet body.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

Note: this operator relies on Twitter’s entity extraction to match links, rather than extracting the link from the body itself. For more details on JSON attributes from entities, refer to Twitter Entities.

entities.urls
has:media

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Matches Tweets that contain at least one classified media URL.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

entities.media
has:mentions

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Matches Tweets that mention another Twitter user.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

entities.user_mentions
has:profile_geo

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Matches Tweets that have any Profile Geo metadata, regardless of the actual value.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

user.location
has:symbols

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Matches Tweets that contain a cashtag symbol (e.g. $TWTR).

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

entities.symbols
has:videos

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Matches Tweets that contain at least one classified media URL.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

entities.media
in_reply_to_status_id:

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Deliver only explicit replies to the specified Tweet. id, id_str of the target Tweet
is:quote

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Deliver explicit Quote Tweets that match a rule.

It can also be negated (-is:quote) to exclude Quote Tweets that match a rule from delivery.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

is_quote_status (if true)
is:reply

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Deliver only replies that match a rule.

It can also be negated (-is:reply) to exclude delivery of replies that match the specified rule.

With PowerTrack, this operator matches on:

  • Replies to an original Tweet
  • Replies in quoted Tweets
  • Replies in Retweets


When used with the Search API, this operator matches on replies to an original Tweet, but excludes replies in quoted Tweets and replies in Retweets.

You can use this operators in conjunction with is:retweet and is:quote to only deliver replies to original Tweets.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator with the Search API.

Note: with Premium, this operator is not available in Sandbox dev environments.

Reply elements, e.g. in_reply_to_status_id
is:retweet

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Deliver only explicit Retweets that match a rule.

It can also be negated (-is:retweet) to exclude Retweets that match a rule from delivery and only original content is delivered.

This operator looks only for true Retweets (i.e. Retweets posted using the Retweet button). Quoted Tweets and modified Tweets which do not use Twitter’s Retweet functionality will not be matched by this operator.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

Retweet elements, e.g. retweeted_status
is:verified

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Deliver only Tweets where the author is verified by Twitter.

It can also be negated to exclude Tweets where the author is verified.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

user.verified
keyword

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Matches a keyword within the body of a Tweet.

This is a tokenized match, meaning that your keyword string will be matched against the tokenized text of the Tweet body. Tokenization is based on punctuation, symbol/emoji, and separator Unicode basic plane characters. For example, a Tweet with the text “I like coca-cola” would be split into the following tokens: I, like, coca, cola. These tokens would then be compared to the keyword string used in your rule. To match strings containing punctuation (e.g. coca-cola), symbol, or separator characters, you must use an exact phrase match operator. 

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lang:

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Matches Tweets that have been classified by Twitter as being of a particular language (if, and only if, the tweet has been classified). Each Tweet will be classified with only one language, so AND’ing together multiple languages will yield no results.

Note: if no language classification can be made the provided result is und (for undefined).

This operator will only match against supported languages. Providing any other value (including und) will result in the operator being ignored (in other words, Tweets will not be filtered by this operator). The list below represents the currently supported languages and their corresponding BCP 47 language identifier:

am Amharic

hu Hungarian

pt Portuguese

ar Arabic

is Icelandic

ro Romanian

hy Armenian

in Indonesian

ru Russian

bn Bengali

it Italian

sr Serbian

bg Bulgarian

ja Japanese

sd Sindhi

my Burmese

kn Kannada

si Sinhala

zh Chinese

km Khmer

sk Slovak

cs Czech

ko Korean

sl Slovenian

da Danish

lo Lao

ckb Sorani Kurdish

nl Dutch

lv Latvian

es Spanish

en English

lt Lithuanian

sv Swedish

et Estonian

ml Malayalam

tl Tagalog

fi Finnish

dv Maldivian

ta Tamil

fr French

mr Marathi

te Telugu

ka Georgian

ne Nepali

th Thai

de German

no Norwegian

bo Tibetan

el Greek

or Oriya

tr Turkish

gu Gujarati

pa Panjabi

uk Ukrainian

ht Haitian

ps Pashto

ur Urdu

iw Hebrew

fa Persian

ug Uyghur

hi Hindi

pl Polish

vi Vietnamese

cy Welsh

lang when value is not und
listed_count:

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Matches Tweets when the author has been listed on Twitter a number of times falls within the given range.

  • A single number (e.g. listed_count:42) will match any number equal to or greater than the value specified.
  • A range (e.g. listed_count:42..1337) will match any number in the given range.
 user.listed_count
place_country:

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Matches Tweets where the country code associated with a tagged place/location matches the given ISO alpha-2 character code.

Note: operators matching on place (Tweet geo) will only include matches from original tweets. Retweets do not contain any place data.

place (original Tweets only)
place:

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Matches Tweets tagged with specified location or Twitter place ID. Multi-word place names should be enclosed in quotes (e.g. place:"San Francisco")

Note: operators matching on place (Tweet geo) will only include matches from original tweets. Retweets do not contain any place data.

place (original Tweets only)
point_radius:

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Note: operators matching on place (Tweet geo) will only include matches from original tweets. Retweets do not contain any place data. place (original Tweets only)
profile_bounding_box:[west_long south_lat east_long north_lat]

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Matches against the user's exact Location (long, lat) in the Profile Geo enrichment where the Place is fully contained within the defined region.

  • west_long south_lat represent the southwest corner of the bounding box where west-long is the longitude of that point, and south_lat is the latitude.
  • east_long and north_lat represent the northeast corner of the bounding box, where east_long is the longitude of that point, and north_lat is the latitude.
  • Width and height of the bounding box must be less than 25mi
  • Longitude is in the range of ±180
  • Latitude is in the range of ±90
  • All coordinates are in decimal degrees.
  • Rule arguments are contained within brackets, space delimited.

Note: operators matching on place (Tweet geo) will only include matches from original tweets. Retweets do not contain any place data.

user.derived.locations.geo.coordinates
profile_country:

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Exact match on the country code from the Profile Geo enrichment.

Uses a normalized set of two-letter country codes, based on ISO-3166-1-alpha-2 specification.

To be concise, this operator is provided in lieu of an operator for the country field from the address object.

Note: operators matching on place (Tweet geo) will only include matches from original tweets. Retweets do not contain any place data.

user.derived.locations.country_code
profile_locality:

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Exact match on the Locality field from the Profile Geo enrichment.

This is an exact full string match.

It is not necessary to escape characters with a backslash. For example, if matching something with a slash, use one/two.

Use double quotes to match substrings that contain whitespace or punctuation, e.g. profile_locality:"Lower East Side".

 

user.derived.locations.locality
profile_point_radius:[lon lat radius]

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Matches against the Exact Location (x,y) of the user's Profile Geo enrichment.

  • Units of radius supported are miles (mi) and kilometers (km).
  • Radius must be less than 25mi.
  • Longitude is in the range of ±180
  • Latitude is in the range of ±90
  • All coordinates are in decimal degrees.
  • Rule arguments are contained within brackets, space delimited.

Note: operators matching on place (Tweet geo) will only include matches from original tweets. Retweets do not contain any place data.

user.derived.locations.geo
profile_region:

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Exact match on the Region field from the Profile Geo enrichment.

This is an exact full string match.

It is not necessary to escape characters with a backslash. For example, if matching something with a slash, use one/two.

Use double quotes to match substrings that contain whitespace or punctuation, e.g. profile_locality:"New York".

user.derived.locations.region
profile_subregion:

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Exact match on the Subregion field from the Profile Geo enrichment.

This is an exact full string match.

It is not necessary to escape characters with a backslash. For example, if matching something with a slash, use one/two.

Use double quotes to match substrings that contain whitespace or punctuation, e.g. profile_locality:"Kings County".

 user.derived.locations.sub_region
"keyword1 keyword2"~N

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Commonly referred to as a proximity operator, this matches a Tweet where the keywords are no more than N tokens from each other.

If the keywords are in the opposite order, they can not be more than N-2 tokens from each other.

Can have any number of keywords in quotes.

N cannot be greater than 6.

text
retweets_of_status_id:

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Deliver only explicit Retweets of the specified original Tweet.

retweeted_status.id, retweeted_status.id_str
retweets_of:

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Matches any Tweet that are Retweets of the given user. The value can be either the username (excluding the @ character) or the user’s numeric ID or (obtained for example via the GET users/lookup endpoint). retweeted_status.id (if present)
sample:

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Returns a random percent sample of Tweets that match a rule rather than the entire set of Tweets. The percent value must be represented by an integer between 1 and 100.

This operator applies to the entire rule and requires all OR'd terms to be grouped.

Note: the sample operator first reduces the scope of the firehose to X%, then the rule/filter is applied to that sampled subset. If you are using, for example, sample:10, each Tweet has a 10% chance of being in the sample. 

Note: the sampling is deterministic, and you will get the same data sample in realtime as you would if you pulled the data historically.

 
source:

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Matches any Tweet generated by the given source application. The value must be either the name of the application or the application’s URL.

Cannot be used as a standalone operator.

source
statuses_count:

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Matches Tweets when the author has posted a number of statuses that falls within the given range.

  • A single number (e.g. statuses_count:42) will match any number equal to or greater than the value specified.
  • A range (e.g. statuses_count:42..1337) will match any number in the given range.
user.statuses_count
to:

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Matches any Tweet that is in reply to a particular user. The value can be either the username (excluding the @ character) or the user’s numeric ID or (obtained for example via the GET users/lookup endpoint). text
url:

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Performs a tokenized match on the expanded URLs of a Tweet. Tokens and phrases containing punctuation or special characters should be double-quoted (e.g. url:"/developer").

While generally not recommended, the operator can also match on a specific protocol, enclosed in double-quotes (e.g. url:"https://developer.twitter.com").

entities.urls.expanded_url
url_contains:

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Performs a keyword/phrase match on the (new) expanded URL title metadata enrichment. entities.urls.expanded_url
url_description:

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Performs a keyword/phrase match on the (new) expanded page description metadata enrichment entities.urls.unwound.description
url_title:

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 Performs a keyword/phrase match on the (new) expanded URL title metadata enrichment entities.urls.title