Between YouTube unveiling their new Capture app for iOS and Facebook announcing videos ads, it’s been a busy week in the world of social media and now Twitter is getting in on the act with their new archive feature. For many Twitter fans this one has been a long time coming as it will allow users to download all of their tweets from as far back as the creation of their account.
Speaking about the launch of the new feature, Mollie Vandor of the Twitter User Services Engineering team said “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.” She went on to say “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.”
The feature is currently only available to a limited number of accounts but will be rolled out to all 200 million active users in due course. The archive option can be found at the bottom of the settings menu and by clicking on on the ‘Request your archive’ button.