That is, I have created a Twitter list with some 100 members and would like to search for a particular word within all users of the list.


Use the search string:

query list:username/listname

So for instance:

bowie list:twitter/media


If it's a private list, use the list ID (in the URL when viewing the list) instead of username/listname:

query list:1234567890
  • apparently, this only works for public lists. You cannot use it with your private lists. – wisbucky Nov 6 '20 at 0:35
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    @wisbucky You can use the list ID if it's a private list; added clarification to answer. Thanks! – Jay Nov 6 '20 at 17:35
  • Private list search doesn't seem to work, at least not via Twitter's Developer API. I took the ID from my private list, and trying to search in the web browser for twitter.com works fine. However, in the API, it doesn't return any results. – eduncan911 Nov 13 '20 at 22:57
  • thanks @Jay! Yes, the list ID works for private lists (provided you are logged in, which makes sense). – wisbucky Nov 25 '20 at 14:49

Very similar to the answer I literally just gave at https://webapps.stackexchange.com/a/45443/10707, but it's still relevent....

http://www.tweepi.com/ let's you see all of the members of a public list and, you can choose to see their bios in the table as well - more importantly you can filter on text in the bio - the screenshot shows me filtering on the keyword 'phd'

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TweetDeck has an option to filter by lists.

TweetDeck search by list

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    Please provide instructions on how to do this. Just giving an app name isn't very constructive. – Andrew Lott Oct 18 '13 at 23:30
  • @AndrewLott should be self-explanatory now. Hope it helps. – JustAnotherStackOverflowUser Oct 19 '13 at 6:26

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