Twitter tests function to download tweets
MANILA, Philippines – Whether or not you remember your very first tweet, it seems we'll have the ability to revisit everything you've ever said on Twitter soon enough.
The Next Web reports confirmation regarding Twitter testing the ability to download an archive of one's tweets. The test is currently said to be active for a "very small percentage" of users.
Go to Twitter settings. Scroll down to "Your Twitter Archive". Download ALL your tweets. Even your first. DO IT. DO EEEEEET NOW!— Psanta(@Psilosophy) December 16, 2012
The report indicates 3 events prior to Twitter's admission of the rollout. Tweets from @Psilosophy got the ball rolling by indicating that the new function was available under the settings tab for certain users.
Twitter user Navjot Singh, writing on NSpeaks, explained the process: "Twitter has enabled the option to download all your tweets in a calendar-type archive. The option is working only for few accounts at the moment. Seems it will be rolled out gradually.
The post explains that the settings page will have a new option to request your archive of tweets. Twitter will then create an archive of your tweets, sending you a link to it afterwards via email.
Lastly, @wushixun of Twitter's volunteer translation team tweeted that he was given the instructional text of the new feature for translation. This act, however, broke the volunteer translation rules. The tweets themselves do not appear to be available anymore, though the above screenshot was available on TNW.
Those of you who are interested in archiving tweets will want to wait for the rollout to expand to your area. – Rappler.com