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How to Download My Twitter Data

If you’re a regular visitor of social media platforms and spend time on them every day, there’s a great chance you’ll start wondering about what that platform knows about you.

In other words, you’re looking for a way to see all the data that’s out there and has something to do with you.

Talking about social media platforms, Twitter is one of the most popular ones, mostly known as a place where you can really speak your mind. 

Well, whether you want to reread all of your tweets or you decide to leave Twitter and save your information, you can easily request a copy of your data and download it.

To know exactly what you need to do, we’ve listed all the steps through which you can make this happen. 

Let’s get straight to the point...

Request, download and view your archive on Twitter

Starting with your first Tweet, Twitter allows you to search and download your information. That way you can keep the memories for yourself.

These are the steps you need to take to do so:

Step 1 - Open your Twitter account and click on the ‘’more’’ icon in the navigation bar. Then, select ‘’Your account’’ to go to Account settings.

Step 2 - Select ‘’Download an archive of your data’’.

Step 3 - Confirm your password by entering it under ‘’Download an archive of your data’’.

Step 4 - To verify your identity, click on ‘’Send code’’. That way you’ll receive a code on your phone or your email address. If you don’t have an email address or phone number written there, you’ll be redirected to the ‘’Account information’’.

Step 5 - Once you receive a code, enter it.

Step 6 - After you’ve verified your identity, select the ‘’Request data’’ button. Note: if your account on Twitter is connected to Periscope, there’ll be an option to archive your data on Periscope directly.

Step 7 - If your download is ready, you’ll get an email or a notification on your app. Then, from your settings, you need to click on the ‘’Download data’’ button in the ‘’Download data’’ section.

Step 8 - Finally, when you receive an email from Twitter, click the ‘’Download’’ button while you’re logged in to your account and download a .zip file of your archive on Twitter.

The information included in your download

Downloading your Twitter data includes far more than just your past Tweets. That way, you’ll get all the relevant information

In the end, you’ll get to download your Tweets, your profile information, your messages, Moments, but also your videos and images. 

Also, you’ll be able to see a list of your followers and a list of accounts you’re following, the address book, demographic information and interests, etc. It's also helpful to use a good get Twitter followers app.


Downloading your Twitter data is really simple and can be useful, especially if you’ve decided to delete your account and want to save your memories. 

However, it’s also good to download your data if you want to find out what the platform knows about you. 

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