What are the advanced search operators?
A search operator is something you can type into the search bar to modify your search results. Using these search operators can further refine your search results. You can specify exactly what you’re looking for and look for specific terms in your search results.
- You can narrow your search results by using AND, OR, and NOT operators in the search bar. Using “AND” searches for stories that include two different topics. Using “OR” searches for stories related to one topic or another. Using “NOT” searches for one topic, but prevents another related topic from showing up in your search results.
- Use parenthesis to tell feedly how to group your search operators. For instance, searching “iPad OR (iPhone AND Apple)” will give you stories that include both iPhone and Apple or just iPad, whereas searching “(iPad OR iPhone) AND Apple” will give you stories that include all three.
- Search with “+” and “-” to make your search results more specific. Doing so will add or delete certain topics in your search. For example, searching Apple -iPhone will show stories related to Apple, but without the word “iPhone”.
- To find an exact match for the phrase you’re searching for, use quotation marks. For instance searching “Taylor Swift” will give you results with the two words together, instead of an article with the two words separated – for instance, “Taylor Hansen is a swift runner.”.
- You can also search within a specific site. For instance, to search for stories from a particular TIME.com you could type into your search bar “site: TIME.com”.
- ~ (fuzziness) ("Albma~2" searches for words that are close or similar. eg: Alabama. 2 here is the "edit distance", using larger numbers allows for the matching term to be increasingly different than the search term)