Download your entire Twitter archive if you want to feel depressed

17 December 2012

Twitter is testing out a thing which allows you to download your account's entire archive of tweets.

This new feature has only been dished out to a few members.

"We're working on a tool to let users export all of their tweets," said Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo. "You'll be able to download a file of them."

If you want to know if you have the access to this mass jump of your depressing tweets about your stupid cat, then look at the foot of the settings page. You'll then get a zip file emailed to you .

Quite why you'd want to revisit all your old tweets is quite the mystery. Still, if you used be alright but are now an unpopular moron, at least you know what it is that people used to like about you.


  • Sicknote
    "Quite why you’d want to revisit all your old tweets is quite the mystery" It's a legal requirement in France, Italy and some states in the US - that's why. Probably more places as well but these I know for sure.
  • Dick
    I predict millions of tweets along the lines of "Just downloading my lifetime of tweets".

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