Twitter is one of the most regularly updated social platform, where everyone posted tons of 140 characters posts to announce and share the happenings around us. So to check our earlier tweets, we want to check it online and the difficult thing is, we didn’t get a backup copy of the tweets. If anyone wants to keep a copy of there tweets, it was very difficult to get an archive of tweets. But now Twitter has changed a lot, the recent hacking and password stealing attends of many social networking platforms helped them to think of keeping a backup copy of the user generated contents to the users. Twitter has also added this feature in the settings page. By downloading your Twitter archive allows you to browse a snapshot of your Twitter information, starting with your first Tweet.
Wondering, how to download a copy of it! Here are the steps, please follow it. First go to your account settings page by clicking here, or after logging in to your Twitter account you will be noticed the gear icon at the top right of the page and then select ‘Settings’ from the drop-down menu. There you will see a new button as seen in the below screen shot. Next step is click ‘Request your archive’ button. When your download is ready, Twitter will send an email with a download link to the confirmed email address associated with your Twitter account. You will be noticed by a pop up box indicating that a link will be emailed to your inbox when your archive is ready. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to access your archive when it’s ready for you to download. Once you received the email, open the mail and click the ‘Go now’ button to download a .zip file of your Twitter archive. You will be noticed by a Twitter archive download button. After downloading the archive, unzip the file in a separate folder (as it contains images, libraries and java scripts) and click index.html to view your archive in your favorite browser.
You will get all your Tweets, including Retweets going back to the beginning. Open your Twitter archive, now you can view your Tweets by month, or search your archive to find Tweets with certain words, phrases, hashtags or @usernames. You can engage with your old Tweets just as you would with current ones.
The look and feel of the Twitter archive is as same as that of the real online Twitter interface (nice work!). On the right side you will be noticed a box indicating your Twitter activity in each year. You may low the interface of the archive and it’s nice features? Isn’t it?