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How to download an archive of your Twitter data

Here is how you can download an archive of your Twitter data in just a few simple steps.

While downloading an archive of your Twitter account may seem a little superfluous at first, it’s a great way to get a handle on all of your Tweets, and can really come in handy if you’re thinking about deleting your account but don’t want to lose all of your data.

Your archive includes all of your account information, account history and your account activity, giving users a broad overview of how they use Twitter and what information is on their account.

If you want to learn how you can download your Twitter data onto a simple ZIP file that can be saved away on your computer then make sure you keep reading, as we’re going to be breaking it down into just a few simple steps.

What you’ll need: 

The Short Version 

  • Open Twitter
  • Click on More
  • Click Settings and Support
  • Press Settings and Privacy
  • Click Your account
  • Click Download an archive of your data
  • Verify your identity
  • Press Request Archive
  1. Step
    1

    Open Twitter

    Go to Twitter Web and log into your account. My Twitter account page

  2. Step
    2

    Click on More

    From the menu on the side of the screen, click on More. More option on Twitter

  3. Step
    3

    Click Settings and Support

    Click on Settings and Support from the drop-down menu. Settings button on Twitter

  4. Step
    4

    Press Settings and Privacy

    From the second drop-down menu presented, click on the Settings and Privacy option. Settings and options on Twitter

  5. Step
    5

    Click Your Account

    Stay on the Your Account page to continue. Settings page on Twitter

  6. Step
    6

    Click Download an archive of your data

    Choose the Download an archive of your data option. Click Request Archive

  7. Step
    7

    Verify your identity

    You will be prompted to verify your identity to continue. You can choose between an email and a text message. Verify your account with the code you are sent to continue the process. Verify its you

  8. Step
    8

    Press Request Archive

    Once you have verified your identity you will be able to request your archive. Click on the blue button, you will be notified once the download is finished, it can take up to 24 hours to complete. After it has been completed, you can download a ZIP file that contains your Tweets and all the information associated with your Twitter account. Click the blue request button

Troubleshooting

Can I request an archive of my Twitter via a mobile device?

You can request an archive of your Twitter using an iOS or Android device, however, since this process can take a long time and will require reliable internet access throughout, we recommend that you use a laptop/PC and use the web variation of Twitter for this process.

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