Twitter begins rollout of archive feature, as promised
As promised by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo in September, Twitter is rolling out a feature that will allow its users to download an archive of all their tweets before year’s end.
The Next Web is reporting that the feature has been made available to some and can be found at the bottom of one’s Settings page. Twitter user Navjot Singh (@nspeaks) has blogged briefly on the matter, which works much the same as Facebook’s own archive feature.
Singh writes that upon clicking the ‘Request your archive’ button – found in the Settings page – Twitter “informs that they will mail you the download link when the archive is ready. Yes, its [sic] just like how Facebook’s archive system works. Once you get the mail and download it you will get a zip file with archive in html form. Extracting it [sic] and you will see all your tweets sorted in calendar format”.
Singh sent a copy of his Twitter archive to The Next Web which opens as an offline HTML file that displays a “page similar in layout to Twitter’s own website”. Users can then browse tweets by month, and perform a search of their complete archive.
— shu (@wushixun) December 11, 2012
Go to Twitter settings. Scroll down to “Your Twitter Archive”. Download ALL your tweets. Even your first. DO IT. DO EEEEEET NOW!
— Psanta(@Psilosophy) December 16, 2012
Singh also reports that “some people are saying that few tweets are missing from the archive”.