Twitter has finally given users an easy way to download their tweets and save them forever.
Do you wish you could browse the complete archive of your Twitter posts and share your tweets with your grandchildren someday?
We’ve collected the simple steps below, complete with screenshots…
1. Go to the “Settings” section of your Twitter account by clicking the gear icon in the upper right hand of your Twitter page.
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the “Settings” page and click the “Request Your Archive” button.
3. Once you see this message, you need to wait for Twitter to send you the archive.
4. Finally, Twitter will send you an email with the download link.
5. Once you download the archive, Twitter provided these instructions for browsing the complete archive:
The simplest way to use your Twitter archive data is through the archive browser interface provided in this file. Just double-click `index.html` from the root folder and you can browse your entire history of Tweets from inside your browser.
In the `data` folder, your Twitter archive is present in two formats: JSON and CSV exports by month and year.
* CSV is a generic format that can be imported into many data tools, spreadsheet applications, or consumed simply using a programming language.
## JSON for Developers
* The JSON export contains a full representation of your Tweets as returned by v1.1 of the Twitter API. See https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1 for more information.
* The JSON export is also used to power the archive browser interface (index.html).
* To consume the export in a generic JSON parser in any language, strip the first and last lines of each file.