Jun 21, 2013

    Dig up your past tweets the easy way

    Some Twitter users, for whatever reasons, may need to access their tweets made years ago.

    There is an easy way to do so, says The New York Times technology writer J.D. Biersdorfer.


    How can I see the posts I made from my Twitter account years ago, without scrolling endlessly through my feed?


    Twitter can send you a file containing all your posts. To request a copy of your archive, log on to your Twitter account on the Web, click the gear-shaped icon in the upper-right corner and select Settings.

    On the main Settings page, scroll down to "Your Twitter archive" and click the "Request your archive" button. Twitter then sends you an e-mail message with a link to download your file when it is ready.

    What do I do once I download the archive?

    Open the archive and click the index.html file to read through your Twitter history with your browser.

    The file includes a timeline that you can click to see posts from specific years and months. You can also visit Twitter's site for full instructions.