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Twitter has begun testing a way to search for communities on the web. The new search bar will populate relevant results as you type. The search bar will eventually be available on iOS and Android.

Twitter has been working hard to build its Community feature to encourage more engagement among its users. On Friday, the platform announced that it is testing a new feature that should make it easier to find communities you might be interested in.

Twitter adds a search bar to the Communities tab to show relevant results as you type. The search bar can be accessed via the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner. From there you can type your question for a community you may be interested in.

we understand it can be hard to find communities – now it’s a little easier! we’re starting to test the community search capability on the web! try it and tell us what you think so we can improve it for iOS and Android pic.twitter.com/VATeGHFwJ1March 18, 2022

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Amid a seemingly endless number of communities, the search bar is a fairly simple way to search them. However, as stated in the tweet, the feature is only available on the web for now, although it will eventually come to the Twitter app on iOS and top Android phones.

Twitter’s algorithms are already trying to find communities that may be relevant to you, which you can find in the Discover section of the Communities tab. It’s not always good though, so the search option should be particularly useful rather than an official directory.

Communities are Twitter’s answer to Facebook groups and a way to foster more engaging conversations on the platform by allowing users to create and join a community based on their interests. It first launched in September 2021 on iOS before landing on Android devices earlier this year.

Android is HERE! If you’re on Android, you can now join communities via the Twitter app (make sure you update to the latest version!) pic.twitter.com/jHIhngixKDJanuary 19, 2022

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Twitter communities are still in beta, so not everyone has full access to the feature. If you don’t have access to the Communities tab on the web, you may be able to access it by joining a community, some of which you can find on the official Twitter account† You must have a public account to join a community.

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