How to Download Your Twitter Data Before You Bail

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You've probably heard that Elon Musk bought Twitter. You've also probably heard that Twitter users are leaving in droves, including celebrities, prominent journalists, and others who have been using the platform for years. Musk has fired close to 3,700 Twitter employees since his first day on the job on Oct. 27, and he has announced that anyone who pays $8 can be "verified" with a blue tick. That's only the start of his unpopular plans.


Amid all the chaos, if you plan on deleting your Twitter account (which would be completely understandable), you should download your Twitter date before you go.

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How to Download Your Twitter Data

From the web

  1. Tap the More icon in the main navigation menu to the left of your timeline.
  2. Select Settings and Support.
  3. Tap Settings and Privacy.
  4. Under Settings, tap Your Account.
  5. Select Download an archive of your data.
  6. You'll need to verify your identity via email or text message.
  7. From there, you can request a ZIP file with an archive of your account information, account history, apps and devices, account activity, interests, and ads data. You'll get an in-app notification when the archive of your data is ready to download.



From the app

  1. Tap the navigation menu icon to access the main menu.
  2. Tap Settings and Privacy.
  3. Select Your Account.
  4. Select Download an archive of your data.
  5. Verify your identity then Download an archive of your data.
  6. Request archive. You'll receive a notification when your data is ready to download. This can take 24 hours or more.



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