Monday, December 17, 2012

You'll soon be able to download all of your tweets since you opened your account, and some lucky users have already started doing so. Twitter has begun a gradual rollout of the ability to download every tweet you've ever created into an archive that resembles a calendar.

Everyone has access to a few thousand tweets they've posted to the site, but the ability to download all of your tweets is only available to a select few users so far. The first appearance of this capability confirms the multiple promises of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to make downloadable tweets a reality by the end of 2012. In a statement last month, Costolo said:

“By the end of the year I’ve already promised this, so the engineers when I promised it publicly they’re already mad at me so they can keep being mad at me. Now, again, once again, I caveat this with the engineers who are actually doing the work don’t necessarily agree that they’ll be done by the end of the year, but we’ll just keep having that argument and we’ll see where we end up year-end.”Indian blogger Navjot Singh is one of the first to have access to the new feature, and he described his experience so far in his blog:

On clicking this, twitter informs that they will mail you the download link when the archive is ready. Yes, its just like how Facebook’s archive system works. Once you get the mail and download it you will get a zip file with archive in html form. Extracting it and you will see all your tweets sorted in calendar format.