Twitter users will soon start seeing #TwitterArchive trending. Twitter has announced that they are now allowing users to download their entire archive history to store for their own personal files. The archiving feature will allow users to download past tweets and retweets, and users can look at their archives by month and search keywords, hashtags, usernames and phrases.
According to Twitter the feature will roll out slowly and it could be several months before users in certain parts of the world will even be able to use this feature. Only a small percentage of users, whose language is set to English, will be able to access the feature. In a blog post Twitter announced:
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Today, we’re introducing the ability to download your Twitter archive, so you’ll get all your Tweets (including Retweets) going back to the beginning. Once you have your Twitter archive, you can view your Tweets by month, or search your archive to find Tweets with certain words, phrases, hashtags or @usernames. You can even engage with your old Tweets just as you would with current ones.
They went on to say:
If you don’t see that option in Settings today, know that it’s on the way! We’re rolling out this feature slowly, starting today with a small percentage of users whose language is set to English. Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll make it available to all users around the world, for all the languages we offer. We’re really excited to bring this feature to everyone, and we appreciate your patience as we work to do so.
There was already a buzz that something was in the works on Sunday when some Twitter users noticed it in their settings and tweeted about it:
@Psilosophy Go to Twitter settings. Scroll down to “Your Twitter Archive”. Download ALL your tweets. Even your first. DO IT. DO EEEEEET NOW!
Twitter is pushing for those who do take advantage of the feature to retweet their best archived tweets with the hashtag #TwitterArchive. To see if you are one of the lucky users who can use the new feature, simply go to Settings and, if you are able to use the feature, you will see a button that says “request your Twitter archive.” Hit that button and you will be sent an email with instructions on how complete the download. Happy old tweeting!
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