Whether you’ve amassed thousands of Tweets since you first registered for the service and want to go down the memory lane or have legal, business or other reasons to grab your entire Twitter archive, you actually can. Downloading your Twitter archive allows you to see your very first Tweet and browse through all of your past Twitter information up to this very day.
The folks at Twitter were kind enough to enable users to download their Twitter accounts as an offline archive in a HTML file or a CSV file. Here is how you can do it:
■ Type www.twitter.com in the address bar of your browser and press Enter.
■ If you’re not logged in automatically, provide your phone, email or username and password in the appropriate fields in the upper right corner and click on Log in.
■ Once logged in, click on the profile icon at the top right of the page.
■ Select Settings and privacy from the drop-down menu.
■ Scroll down to the Content section and click on Request your archive button.
■ In the following pop-up window informing you you’ll receive an email with a download link in it, click Close.
■ Once you receive and open the email, click the blue Download now button.
■ You’ll be redirected to your Twitter profile where you need to click on the Download button in order to receive a .zip file of your Twitter archive.
■ All that’s left for you is to unzip the archive, open the “index.html” file and you’ll have an overview of your entire Twitter history.