#HootTip: Filter Search Results By Language

By Donné Torr | 2 years ago | 9 Comments

Hoot Tip of the DaySocial media and Twitter specifically can quickly create a mountain of content which can make filtering through social media to find relevant information a daunting task. The HootSuite dashboard is designed to help you sift through this online content and find exactly what you’re looking for. To help get you acquainted with the dashboard’s functionality, we have a new #HootTip all about this handy HootSuite feature.

Filter Search Results By Language

Based on signup trends, 36% of HootSuite’s Top 10 User Signups by Country come from non-English speaking nations – making for a diverse mix of cultures and languages. With that in mind, we’ve prepared a follow-up to our Quick Search HootTip for our international and multilingual owls. In today’s HootTip, learn how to filter your search results by language.

Here’s How

Simply add a language search parameter (listed below) to the end of your search. With over 20 languages to choose from, it’s easy to find results for #hashtags, @handles and keywords in your language.

HootTip: Filter by LanguageThis search parameter can be tacked on to any of HootSuite’s search features: Search Streams, Keyword Tracking Streams and Quick Search.

HootTip: Filter by LanguageLanguage Filters

Dutch – lang:nl
Danish – lang:da
English – lang:en
Filipino – lang:fil
Finnish – lang:fi
French – lang:fr
German – lang:de
Hindi – lang:hi
Hungarian – lang:hu
Indonesian – lang:id
Italian – lang:it
Japanese – lang:ja
Korean – lang:ko
Malay – lang:msa
Norwegian – lang:no
Polish – lang:pl
Portuguese – lang:pt
Russian – lang:ru
Simplified Chinese – lang:zh-cn
Spanish – lang:es
Swedish – lang:sv
Traditional Chinese – lang:zh-tw
Turkish – lang:tr

To learn more about Search Streams and Keyword Tracking Streams, see our previous HootTip: Keyword and Search Streams in HootSuite.

Plus, learn about how to use geo-located searches in our HootTip: Geo-Located Search.

Like many updates, we’ve added these handy features based on your helpful feedback. What’s your next idea? Let us know on our Feedback Channel. Also, keep an eye out for a new #HootTip each week – they’re short, sweet and retweetable so you can share your HootSuite expertise with your friends and followers.

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Is there anyway to apply this filter to the Twitter Home Feed? I've got some people that I follow that post duplicate messages in Arabic and English, and I want to be able filter the Arabic. Thanks!


Perfect! Love it and the feature that it can use my location to filter the results, really genius!


Hi what about keyword filter in hebrew?

There are a lot of hootsuite user that speak and write in hebrew


Kirk Munro
Kirk Munro

Being able to filter on language is great. Can you add more languages please? Also, can you filter on everything excluding one or more languages using minus before the lang tag?


Where is your website? Here is what I get:

Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to hootsuite.com


Try reloading: hootsuite.­com/­/­

Search on Google:

Andy Au
Andy Au

Hi Tom,

It seems to be working on our side. If you're still having issues, fill out a Request Ticket with detailed information. Our support team will help you from there.