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Downloadable Tweets coming soon says Twitter CEO

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Twitter will soon offer downloadable Tweets, according to the company's CEO, Dick Costolo, who announced the feature would be arriving before the end of the year.

Users have apparently wanted the feature for some time now as it allows for easier lookup and referencing than using the standard Twitter interface.

For a while now a number of tools have been available from third-parties to do this but soon Twitter will be offering an official, and one would hope, easier alternative.

Costolo first mentioned the feature to the New York Times back in July but, reports The Verge, this latest confirmation came while he was speaking at a conference for the Online News Association.

Also mentioned was a new tool that will let third-parties aggregate and publish Tweets as a group, potentially offering users an even more tailored Twitter feed.

Costolo also defended the company's recent API changes which have imposed much stricter limits on what third-party Twitter clients can do with the service, further closing up what was once considered a very open platform. Costolo's defence was that Twitter realised it was basically being used to make money for other company's without seeing anything in return.

Excited by the prospect of being able to download your Tweets or are you a Tweet and forget type? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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