In just 30 seconds, you can learn how to download your Twitter Archive history—designed for those who worry about their data.
You can also deactivate or delete your account afterward. We will cover that at the end of this article. But why all the fuss?
After a mass exodus from Twitter, raising concerns that the service may stop working reliably, some users might think it’s a good idea to back up their data before they lose access to it.
As of Friday, Twitter provided a way to download your data that was, in principle, not difficult. However, it depended on the service work, and as of Friday morning, there were already visible signs of trouble.
If everything goes according to plan, here’s how you’ll be able to access your Twitter account, including your tweets, attachments, DMs, Likes, Lists, and Moments.
It’s Pretty Simple And Quick (Yes, 30 Seconds!)
You can log in to your account from any device by clicking More in the left column, selecting Settings and Support, then Settings and Privacy.
Select “Download an archive of your data” under “Your Account.”
To get started, you’ll need to enter your Twitter account credentials. Once you’ve done that, you’ll receive an email or text message containing a six-digit code. Enter that into the app and click “Verify.” If everything works out, you’re good to go!
Once you’ve submitted your password and the verification codes, click the big blue button labeled “Request Archive.”
After you’ve asked for your data, it’s time to wait. Twitter tells you, “It can sometimes take up to 24 hours or longer for our systems to prepare your request,” but that’s in the ideal situations. Have fun!
How to Download Your Twitter Archive On iOS and Android
Go to Twitter.com, then settings, tap on your profile picture in the top left corner, scroll down to Settings and support, and then click on settings and personal info. Next, click on Your Account, download an archive of your data, and log back in.
While these days, there appears to be almost daily turmoil at Twitter. You might be considering leaving the social media site or being determined to remain and watch what occurs. Either way, when an internet application is undergoing that sort of stormy weather, it can often be a wise decision to back up your information to protect yourself. In Twitter’s s situation, that implies downloading a copy of your info.
Your archived tweets will include your account settings and information, any apps and devices you use to access it, any lists you’ve created, any accounts you’ve followed, any ads Twitter has shown you, and your entire Twitter feed.
Twitter is still a great way to share memes, world news, pop-cultural commentary, and whatever else you feel like posting. But it’ll take a lot of work to keep up with everything that goes down every day—and if you’re feeling overwhelmed, maybe it’d be better to step back.
Don’t worry; you don’t need to use Twitter. Just deactivate your account here if you want.
Don’t fret about it! You can always go back to this article later if you feel like it.