Search API unable to search on hash tags


The following OAuth authorized request doesn’t appear to work:

“#” = %23, does not appear to work, returns 0 results. The old API was capable of searching on hash tag and now it’s not.

Is there some reason we wouldn’t be able to search on a hash tag? Seems like a necessary component of the search functionality.

If I remove the hash tag component “%23” I get back a bunch of results in json format, but they are not screened by hash tag and therefore of very little use. They often includes screen names and other information.


Also tried &include_entities=true, that doesn’t appear to work either.


Verify your OAuth and HTTP implementations. API v1.1 is strict in its requirements with properly formed HTTP and OAuth requests. It’s likely that the encoding on your “#” is being munged before it reaches Twitter.