You can now access your oldest tweets, archive
Social media users on Twitter will now be able to download an archive of all what they ever twitted in the latest update the social site has added to its user experience.
The feature was announced by Twitter on Wednesday as part of fulfilling a promise it had made to users to make the feature available before the end of 2012.
“Maybe you wanted to recall your reaction to the 2008 election, reminisce on what you said to your partner on your 10th anniversary, or just see your first few Tweets. We know lots of you would like to explore your Twitter past,” said a statement from Twitter moments after unveiling the new exciting feature.
Now, users can go back to the archives of their accounts and retrieve their tweets and retweets by viewing them by month and also have the ability to search their archives for tweets with certain words, phrases, hashtags or usernames.
Maybe Kenyan politicians and those elsewhere in the world will now be able to review their entire social media campaign using this new feature to find out what worked and what backfired on them depending on the outcome of their election campaigns.
Businesses will also now be able to go back and review the performance of their social media campaigns for a particular period of the year and asses how that fared for them. Some users (Including those in Kenya) will however be fully accessible to the new feature after a few weeks, especially the non English users.
I wonder what possible reason the rest of us will have to download our old tweets but that is a question we all have to ponder as the new feature rolls out.
To access the new feature, you will be required to scroll to the bottom of your page where you will find the option to request for your Twitter archive. Once you make the request, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download your archive.
The email will contain a link to a zip file which in turn contains an archive that can be viewed with a standard internet browser. The archive shall have every last tweet you’ve ever written arranged according to the dates they were posted.