Be careful when downloading your Twitter archive

By Connor Simpson

December 17, 2012

Twitter is rolling out the long-awaited feature of downloading your entire tweet history, it seems, but be careful. You might not like what you find in there. Sometimes we remember our tweets with rose-colored lenses.

The Next Web was the first to notice a few users posting about being able to download their tweet history this weekend. Not everyone can do it, though. Twitter is slow-rolling the new feature, so only a limited number of people have access to the option. To check if you're one of the lucky few, go to your settings page. At the very bottom there should be a new section with a big button offering you the chance to download your archive. Twitter will send you an email with three different compression files of your tweet history after a few minutes. You'll decompress a .html file and be able to sort through all the dumb stuff you've said on Twitter by month and by year.

Read more at Atlantic Wire.

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By Connor Simpson

December 17, 2012

http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2012/12/be-careful-when-downloading-your-twitter-archive/60205/