Make Twitter as default Search engine in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer & Opera

In our previous post, we’ve already discussed why twitter is powerful and useful as other major search providers. If you want to set and use twitter as your default search provider in browsers like IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera; then follow the steps below:

make twitter default search

To make Twitter as default search engine, just visit on your preferred browser and click on the link ‘Install Search Plugin’ located at bottom of the page. Upon clicking, you will get a dialog box asking to add ‘Twitter Search’ to list of search engines or search providers. You can then set twitter as your default search.

Click on Install Search Plugin

Adding twitter search in –

Mozilla Firefox


Google Chrome


To use twitter as default search in chrome, open Chrome options. Click manage button for default search, find twitter under ‘other search engines’. Select its entry and click Make Default button.

Internet Explorer (IE)




In Opera, you need to manually add twitter search. To do this, open Opera menu > Settings > Preferences > Search tab and click the ‘Add’ button. Now, enter in name and keyword box, and in the Address box. Select Ok.

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Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

2 Responses

  1. K says:

    The information about Twitter search is not valid, as at December 2019. The search parameters are no longer active, and the Install Plugin option doesn\’t exist either.

  1. April 18, 2010

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