The Quick Fix: How to Download Your Twitter Data Before It's Too Late

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November 18, 2022
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That's why it's essential that you download your data from Twitter now while you still have a chance. In this guide, I'll walk you through accessing and saving your valuable information, including tweets, likes, followers, and more.

1. Log into your Twitter account and navigate to "Settings and Support."

Twitter's settings page is pretty buried, but here's how you can find it on desktop or mobile. On your desktop, navigate to Twitter's website and click on the "More" tab. Select "Settings and Support" from the drop-down menu, then click "Settings and Privacy" to be taken to your account settings. On mobile, you can click on your profile picture in the top left corner of the screen and select "Settings and Support" from the slide-out menu that appears. Tapping "Settings and Privacy" followed by "Your Account" will get you to your account settings.

2. Click on "Download an archive of your data" in the resulting menu.

This used to be called "Your Twitter Data." Now, it's the third link down from the top of the page, under "Your Account." If you're on a desktop, clicking this will take you to a new screen where you'll be prompted to request a verification code. Click "Send Code" to have it sent to the email address associated with your account, then add that code to the empty field and hit "Submit." On mobile, you'll be redirected to a browser window where you can re-enter your username and password.

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3. Click "Request Archive."

On the next screen, you'll see some information about the data request, including the file format and when you should expect to be notified that it's ready for download. Simply click "Request Archive" to begin the process. You'll be alerted that your archive is ready for download within a few days.

4. Check your email or the app for a link to download your data.

You can download your data in two different ways: through the emailed link or by navigating to the "Download Data" section on the website. If you choose to download your data through the emailed link, simply click on the provided link and enter your password. If you prefer to download your data through the website, log into your account. Then, click on the "Download Data" section under Settings and select the format in which your data will be downloaded. You can choose a zip file, JSON, or HTML file.


If you're like most people, you've probably been on Twitter for years. It's a great platform for staying in touch with friends and family, sharing news and insights, and connecting with other people who share your interests. But what happens if you decide to leave Twitter or (gasp!) it implodes overnight? Your tweets are gone forever! take action now. Because of recent changes at Twitter, it's more important than ever to download an archive of your data before it's too late. Log into your account and navigate to Settings and Support. Click on "Download an archive of your data" in the resulting menu. Click "Request Archive." Check your email or the app for a link to download your data. And that's it! You'll have a copy of everything you've ever tweeted safely tucked away on your computer or phone. So don't wait - do it today!

If you're a regular user of Twitter, you know how important your data is to you. Since the recent takeover by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, things on the platform have been unstable and unpredictable. With frequent policy changes and sudden firings, many users have become concerned about losing their data forever.

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