Download an archive of your Twitter data

These days there seems to be almost daily upheaval on Twitter. Maybe you’re thinking about leaving the social network, or you’re determined to stay and see what happens. In either case, when an online app experiences that kind of problem storm and urge, it’s usually a good idea to back up your data, just in case. In the case of Twitter, that means downloading an archive of your data.

According to Twitter’s support pageyour archive includes your account information and history, all the apps and devices you used to access it, all the accounts you’ve blocked or muted, all the interests and other advertising data Twitter listed for you, and your tweet history.

It is very easy to request a download of your archived material in Twitter.

Twitter settings page with instructions on how to download your Twitter archive in the right column.

You can find the “Download an archive of your data” function in the “Your Accounts” section of the Twitter settings.

According to Twitter, it can take up to 24 hours to receive the link to download your archive data.

Once you have all your details, you can choose to leave your account – or not. Whatever happens, at least you now have a record of your time on Twitter.

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