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Twitter testing archive tool

December 17, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Some users have started to spot a Twitter Archive feature.
Some users have started to spot a Twitter Archive feature. (Twitter )

Twitter is testing a tool that lets users go back and look at all the tweets they have ever sent.

Users around the Twittersphere began to spot the Twitter archive feature on Saturday - the company confirmed the test to The Times on Sunday.

"We are currently testing the ability to download your Tweets with a very small percentage of users," Twitter said in an email. 

One user tweeted that if you have the feature, it's at the bottom of your settings page where it says "Your Twitter Archive." To get your tweets, click on a button that says "Request your archive."

Once you've done that, Twitter emails you a link when your tweets are ready to be downloaded, one user explained in a blog.

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When you get the link, you can download a "zip" file containing your tweets in HTML form. You'll also get them in CSV and JSON files, according to the Next Web.

In the HTML file, your tweets are shown in a layout similar to the one used on Twitter's website. You can search through your tweets or browse through them by months.

But as pointed out by @Psilosophy, the user who discovered the new feature, you might feel a little embarrassed when you go back and look at your early tweets.


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