Twitter announced via a brief tweet this afternoon that it has launched an update to Twitter search.
The update involves photos and accounts in search results and added context (including recent searches) as you type. This is pretty much all Twitter had to say about it. No blog post or anything.
Search update on http://t.co/eNvqKTup1d: See photos & accounts in results + recent searches & social context as you type your query.
— Twitter (@twitter) August 1, 2013
Here, you can see the recent search in action:
Here is some context (prioritizing people I'm following):
And here, you can photos in results (with a photos filter on the left):
This is the first we've seen Twitter do much with search in a while. About a year ago, Twitter launched a major search overhaul.