Users/search endpoint does not return the most relevant users


#1

The users/search endpoint does not return the most popular or followed users for a given query.

https://api.twitter.com/1.1/users/search.json?q=Bill%20Gates

Returns the same results that the actual Twitter search returns starting from after 2 or 3 results on the page.

I found this bug report that lists the exact symptoms that I am having. It says that this was closed about 3 weeks ago, but I do not see this being resolved.


Search problems have returned
#2

Same as this


#3

It was fixed but now it’s back.


#4

Bump


#5

It’s being worked on


#6

Hi everyone - we pushed a fix for this yesterday so believe this is resolved. Thanks for your patience.


#7

Thank you! Works as expected now.


#8