Good news for those folks who wish they can find older items in their Twitter search: Twitter has announced that it is adding the ability to search the full archive of public tweets.
“Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets have captured everyday human experiences and major historical events. Our search engine excelled at surfacing breaking news and events in real time, and our search index infrastructure reflected this strong emphasis on recency. But our long-standing goal has been to let people search through every Tweet ever published.” – Yi Zhuang, Twitter search infrastructure engineer
The change should be rolling out in the next couple of days for both desktop and mobile.