How to Download Your Twitter Archive

It’s no secret: You make Twitter what it is. And if you tweet, you may have found yourself wanting to go back in time and explore your past Tweets. Maybe you wanted to recall your reaction to an election, reminisce on what you said to your partner on your anniversary, or just see your first few Tweets.

Twitter introduced the ability to download your Twitter archive, so you’ll get all your Tweets (including Retweets) going back to the beginning. Once you have your Twitter archive, you can view your Tweets by month, or search your archive to find Tweets with certain words, phrases, hashtags or @usernames. You can even engage with your old Tweets just as you would with current ones.


How to Download your Twitter Your Twitter Archive

Go to Twitter Settings and scroll down to the bottom to check for the option to request your Twitter archive. If you do see it, go ahead and click the button. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to access your archive when it’s ready for you to download.


If you don’t see that option in Settings, know that it’s on the way! Twitter is rolling out this feature slowly, starting with a small percentage of users whose language is set to English. Over the coming weeks and months, they’ll make it available to all users around the world, for all the languages they offer.

This project was first built during one of Twitter’s quarterly Hack Weeks. Since then, they’ve done the engineering work necessary to make it available to Twitter users.

This was posted on Twitter by Mollie Vandor, User Services Engineering Team