offer the option to sort feed/stream results by language.
It would be convenient to be able to remove tweets in certain languages from my hootsuite streams. I am concerned that I may miss important tweets because I'm scanning over tweets in German, Danish, etc...
Allow us to search tweets in English only so that results will not return tweets in any other language. This would make my job so much easier!
Some of my search columns bring up lots of tweets in Chinese and other languages and it'd be useful to be able to filter these out.
We’re happy to spread the word that users are now able to add a language filter to search. When adding a search stream, use lang:de or lang:es, etc. before the search term to only pull in tweets in that language.
If you have questions or concerns, please leave them in the comments below! Thanks for your feedback!
Pieter-Jan Adriaensens commented
+3 for this update. I work in Belgium and if I want to monitor the brands I'm working for, I need to filter on Dutch (nl) and French (fr). Also being able to filter on country (location) would be a huge benefit. Thanks for your swift reply and action Hootsuite ;-)
Nate Corwin commented
Also need a language filter here at ASU (the Arizona State one).
+3 for this, I could really use it. I get so many tweets in my search that are not in English and totally irrelevant.
Might also be cool to be able to set your preferred language - and have foreign language tweets auto-translated into English - along the lines of the similar feature in gmail.
Daniel Foster commented
Trying to build an exclude list of common words in the languages I don't want = painful. Adding a simple "en" search operator would be terrific.
I've just realized that the search at search.twitter.com has the capability to select by language - so how come this functionality isn't mirrored into hootsuite?
Agreed. This would indeed be a useful feature. I'm starting to find more and more searches turning up stuff I can't read.