Twitter finally lets you download your entire Tweet history

Although many people are moving to the cloud, there are still a lot of users who prefer to store their files locally, even when it comes to internet-based services. According to Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo, one of the most-desired capabilities is to download a personal archive of all tweets. The popular microblogging service has begun to roll out the new feature, but only for a very small percentage of users it seems.

Navjot Singh was among the first users to have access to the new feature, which is expected to roll out to all users before the end of 2012.

In case you want to check if Twitter included you in their preview, click on the gear icon on the Twitter homepage and choose 'Settings'. Scroll down to the bottom and look for 'Your Twitter Archive', where you can choose to 'Request your archive'.  When you click the button, you'll get an e-mail with a download link as soon as Twitter has finished processing your tweet history. Then you can download a zip-archive with HTML-formatted pages of your tweets, which look like the interface you're used to. There are also JSON and CSV files in the archive which contain the metadata of every tweet.

Source: The Next Web via PCMag | Image via The Next Web

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So now you can get the exact timestamps of when you were bored and using the internet whilst on the loo. oh the usefulness...

JamesWeb said,
Twitter is AMAZING.

It's not.
Maybe some of the users on there and the experience at times, Twitter itself however is a dinosaur in terms of features and control.

It's an absolutely ridiculous joke they just introduced this much needed feature after how many years? Jesus...

Grab a Twitter client that keeps a log, that way you also get the other tweets, because convos will look like crap in an archive where only your responses appear

GS:mac

I use my twitter as more of a news feed than anything else. I follow people that post lot's links relevant to my interests. I also have big ben, so I know what time it is

Majesticmerc said,
I use my twitter as more of a news feed than anything else. I follow people that post lot's links relevant to my interests. I also have big ben, so I know what time it is

Ever tried tumblr?

GS:mac