Twitter rolls out option to archive your tweets

Written by Russell Co. Posted in Internet, Networking, News

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Published on December 17, 2012 with No Comments

Have you ever wondered what your first tweet was or what you were feeling at a certain time? Well no need to worry as Twitter rolls out the option to archive your tweets, all of them. Now you’ll get to know how you reacted to some news or what you ate a few months ago or when you last went to the bathroom. Twitter CEO Dick Costelo had told users that an option for users to download an archive of all their tweets from their account would be available sometime this year.

To access this archiving function, you simply need to go to the settings page and scroll down to “Your Twitter Archive” to download all your tweets. Twitter then informs you that they will mail you the download link when the archive is ready.

Once the request is sent, you’ll soon get a message from Twitter containing the download link for your offline archive of your tweets. Considering I don’t actually have a large number of tweets, the mail arrived in seconds.

The archive contains an HTML file that opens up a page similar to Twitter where you can browse your tweets by month. Here you can look back at your past, a peek at your former self. Discover how you spoke back then, uncover embarrassing tweets that should never see the light again.

Twitter has confirmed to TheNextWeb that they are testing the archive downloading option with a “very small percentage” of users. Is the option live for you?