Thursday, 29 August 2013

How to take a backup of your tweets

If you tweet frequently, then you may want to have a backup of all your tweets. You don’t have to depend on external tools for this, as Twitter now lets you archive your tweets. To do so, click on the cog symbol and go to "Settings". Here, at the bottom you will see the option "Request your archive". When the file is ready, you will be sent an email with a link to download the .zip fi le. The time taken will depend on the number of tweets you have. When you click on the link received via email, you will have to log into your account to download the "" fi le.
Once you unzip the file, you will see several files and folders, to view your archived tweets, double click on the "index. html" file. You will now be able to see all your tweets. For easy navigation, these are displayed according to the month and year they were posted on. You can now easily browse through all your tweets and also search through them. Also, if you wish to retweet or reply to a tweet, you can click on the same, and you will be directed to your account.

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