Does Search API include user mentions containing keywords? (GET search/tweets)



If I search for the term “basketball”, will my search return tweets that only have the word “basketball” inside a user-mention?

e.g. I know “I love basketball!” will be returned, but would the reply-tweet “@basketballer2009 No one cares what sports you like” also be returned?


As far as I know the answer to this is no. Unless the full username matches, I don’t think it will find that.