How to Recover Deleted Tweets in 2021? : New Methods

Twitter, the most popular micro-blogging and social media platform. From celebrities, Marketer to Politicians, everyone uses twitter now-days. Well, what we are going to talk in this tutorial is “How to Recover Deleted Tweets in 2021?“.

We post a lot of things on twitter from opinions to photos pretty much everything. But somehow you deleted some of your precious photos or memories from Twitter. Now you want to recover deleted tweets so, you can save all your memories.

But, you don’t know how to recover deleted tweets. Let me assure you, that it’s not that difficult as you think of it. Let’s recover deleted tweets and memories from your twitter account…

How to Recover Deleted Tweets in 2021?

Follow the steps carefully and within a few seconds, you will be able to recover deleted tweets and photos from your twitter account back.

1. Log in to Recover Tweets from Your Twitter account

Go to and login to your twitter account from where tweets you want to recover.

Login To Twitter - Recover Deleted Tweets

2. Go to “Account & Recover” Settings

In the left sidebar, you’ll find an option says More, click on that and it will prompt for many options as a popup. Now, select Settings and Privacy in that and click on that, it will take you to the Account Settings Page.

More Options - Recover Deleted Tweets

Settings and Privacy - Recover Deleted Tweets

3. Go to “Your Twitter Data” and verify your account with Password

On the Twitter Account Settings Page, you need to go to the Your Twitter Data Page and then under Download Your Twitter Data section enter your password to verify the access to your account.

Click on Twitter Data - Recover Deleted Tweets

Enter Password - Account Archive


4. Request Your Twitter Data Archive to Recover the Tweets Got Deleted

Once you go to the Download Twitter Data Page and verify your access to the account, you need to do click on the “Request Archive” button. It will tell the Twitter team to prepare an archive for your account. It may take some time as per the number of your tweets and media. Once, the archive will be ready the Twitter team will send you an email that confirms that the Twitter account data archive is ready.

Request Twitter Data Archive to Recover your deleted Tweets

5. After Receiving the mail, Download Twitter Account Data Archive

Now, when your Twitter Data archive will be ready, the Twitter team will send you an email like the one you see below. After receiving the email, you can download the Twitter Data Archive from the email directly or just from the website itself. Go to the request page and you’ll see a Download Archive button, click on that and download the archive.

Twitter Mail Received

Download Twitter Data Archive - Recover Deleted Tweets

Download Twitter Archive Zip File

6. Extract that Twitter Data Archive zip


Now, its time to extract that twitter data archive zip file that you downloaded from your Twitter account. Extract that zip file with any of the extracting software like WinZip, 7Zip, PeaZip, etc.

7. Open your Twitter Archive


After extraction, It will leave you with a folder called “tweets” on your desktop. Now, go to the folder and open a file “index.html” inside the folder and open it in any of your web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.

When you open that “index.html” file in your browser, it will show all your current and deleted tweets the same in the format of your online twitter account. But do remember, that this is not online. Only you can see them.

Open Twitter Archive - Recover Deleted Tweets

For most of the users, this method will help to recover deleted tweets easily. However, if unfortunately it doesn’t work. Try out the following methods:

Method 2: Recover Deleted Tweets using Twitter Streaming API

If you’re a developer you can setup Twitter Streaming API using RESTAPI and receive realtime tweets and store them somewhere. So, you can recover those tweets incase they get deleted.

You can learn more about the working of Twitter Streaming API on Twitter Docs Official Page.

Alternate Method To Recover Deleted Tweets

If the above-shared method doesn’t work for you just try the following method, I hope this will definitely work for your scenario. I am dividing this alternate Method to recover deleted tweets, according to different scenarios.

Scenario 1: Recover your own Deleted Tweets

Method 1: Using Snapbird Tool

Recover Deleted Tweets using Snapbird

Follow the steps below to recover your own tweets using Snapbird :

Step 1 : Go to

You need to visit official website from your favourite Browser.

Step 2 : Authenticate with Twitter : After opening the website you’ll get an option to Authenticate Snapbird with Twitter. Click on that option and then Authenticate.

Step 3 : Search in Timeline : Now Snapbird will show most of the tweets that you tweeted with images, current one and deleted too.

UPDATE: Snapbird method doesn’t work anymore. They closed the service.

Scenario 2 : Someone else’s Deleted Tweets

If you want to search someone else’s Deleted Tweets whom you don’t have access to, then this method may work for you.

Method 1 : Using Snapbird

You can again use the same method as explained above but this time you don’t need to Authenticate your Twitter account. You can do a public search on Snapbird and BOOM!

Note: We won’t recommend using a third party tool like snapbird to recover deleted tweets. They closed the service and it doesn’t work anymore.

Method 2 : Using Internet Archive

You can restore your or someone else’s Deleted Tweets by digging into Internet Archive. Follow the steps below:

Step 1 : Go to

Open Internet archive. You can open internet archive by visiting on your favourite Browser.

Step 2: Open the Internet archive section on the website

You need to choose the website icon and it will open Internet Archive section on

Step 3: Add URL to the Internet Archive: Now add the URL of your Twitter profile there and go to the specific date when you tweeted the tweet. Hopefully, you’ll find it there.

Method 3: Using Google Cache

Recover Deleted TWEETS using Google Page Cache

You can also recover the deleted tweets through the Google Webpage Cache. Follow the steps below :

Step 1 : Search for your Twitter page on Google through Desktop

Step 2 : Click on the green arrow next to the  URL of your profile in Google search results.

Step 3 : Click on Cached and it will show you the previously Cached version of the page where you can find the deleted tweets of yourself or someone else’s.

Scenario 3 : Recover Tweets of Politicians

Method 1 : Using Politwoops

Recover Deleted Tweets of Politicians on Politwoops

Politwoops is a website that automatically  stores copies of the tweets tweeted by Political parties and their Politicians worldwide. You can use that website to search for any deleted tweets by Politicians.

Steps to use Politwoops to recover deleted tweets of Politicians:

Step 1: Go to website

Step 2: Enter Twitter handle or Twitter username in the search bar and hit search

Step 3: Choose politician from search results

Step 4: Read the Deleted Tweets from Politwoop and Recover deleted tweets

You’ll be able to see when the tweet was did, in how much time the tweet was deleted. Like one in screenshot below.

Narendra Modi see deleted tweets
Narendra Modi Recover Deleted Tweets from Politwoops

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  1. Hi, question. If I follow all the steps described in 1, I can get into the archive, view all my tweets etc, but deleted tweets are nowhere to be found. What am I overlooking?

    1. Thanks for your answer. Still nothing tho. Not if I choose the date in which I originally posted the tweet nor on the day of deletion or the day before it.

    2. This webpage is a waste of time. Twitter has completely changed now – menu is changed and choices removed. You can no longer retrieve deleted tweets.

  2. Hiii, i have a question. If i follow all the process, I can recover the content of my tweet right? But the tweet is not going to appear again in my account, only I can see it right?

  3. Hi. I would like to view and download a deleted twitter page videos. Is it possible? What method should I use?

  4. Hi, when I got to “Your Twitter Data” I can’t proceed to 4&5 because it shows there “Something went wrong. Try again”


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    using Snapbird tool are so clear, easy to understand and follow, whereas following these steps will be
    helpful and will allows several users to recover their deleted tweets.

    As this post will help several users who are willing to recover their deleted tweets.

    Truly helpful post and thanks for sharing.

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  7. Thanks in favor of sharing such a nice opinion, paragraph is nice, that’s why I have read it completely

  8. Thank you so much buddy. I got my deleted tweets back with method 2 but archive one is not working.

  9. Thanks a lot buddy, you saved my life. I almost lost a very important photo that i posted on Twitter. One day I deleted my tweet accidentally.

    I was having no idea how to recover it. So, I turned on browser and landed on your article, and damn you’re genius helped me in this situation. Thanks a lot you helped me to recover my deleted tweet. Thanks buddy.

    1. What method do you use to recover it? I deleted the important tweets and it’s useless to download the archived data

  10. Can the very first one work on my phone? And does it really take long while waiting for my retrieve request?

    1. Yes you can do it from your phone by going to twitter from your browser and it won’t take much time but depends on how much big is your twitter archive

    2. After recovering it, How can I restore the tweet on my account. It was a pinned tweet which someone deleted from my account. Resorting is something I’m looking for. My tweet my liked my a celebrity but someone hacked My account & deleted it. I have recovered my file but how to restore it?
      Plz plz plz help bro

    3. Actually, you can’t restore the tweets to your account. It only shows old tweets on your computer. However you can post the same again on your account.

  11. As of summer 2019 downloading your archive no longer includes your deleted tweets. I just spent 2 hours creating and downloading 600MB and trying to figure out why I couldn’t find the missing tweet from this afternoon. Then I found other users saying the same on other sites.

    Snapbird is no longer authorized by Twitter, it says, as of March 23, 2020.

  12. me too I can’t find the request archive button on the content, I already tried it in my phone, updated the bird app, and now I’m using my laptop but still none. :I

  13. I’ve followed your steps, but after downloading the data and opening (on a MAC, could this be the issue), I get a list of text documents and 3 folders. There was no “tweets” file that popped up on the desktop (only the zip in downloads). There was a text document labeled “tweet.js” it appears to be just the text formatting of what is currently on the twitter page. What would you advise I try next? I couldn’t try snapbird, because the school district blocks that site.

    1. Right click and select open with… notepad. But it doesn’t contain your deleted files no more.

  14. Twitter has had a massive update and the archive doesnt exist anymore. There is this thing called twitter data but it doesnt have deleted tweets unfortunately. Are there any alternatives? thanks

    1. I’m just getting .js files with my current tweets, not the deleted one I’m looking for. Any new solution?

  15. I can’t find it with this new update. They removed the easy access to Deleted Tweets. I tried following the guide and no Request Archive. There’s request Data but that I haven’t received yet. Is there a guide that works with this newest update because the Tweet I accidentally Deleted was pretty important and I just want to be able to get it back.

  16. Hi! I clicked the index however the result only says

    This is an offline archive of your Tweets from Twitter. Use the months above to navigate the archive

    Then there’s this choices wc is previous month next month clear search

    Im trying to click on previous month but it wont click please help me😭

  17. Does being on a mac change it?
    There is not file called index.html
    all files are java script and cannot be opened.

  18. hello! unfortunately it doesnot show the deleted tweets. what should i do now? i followed all the steps correctly too

  19. Works as outlined, but only give me my current posts. I tried Snap Bird and get the same thing, current only.

    1. You can use some social media managing tools and can upload files and publish all your tweets immediately. I can write a separate tutorial on this if you want.

  20. will this actually recover your tweets on the same date you originally posted them though? or will it just display them in the index tab?

    1. You can get them back on your own computer offline. But you can’t get as it is on your account.
      There are some online tools that can help you.

      But, I don’t recommend you to use because of some security issues.

  21. Thank you so much sir.
    I recovered my precious photos that i accidentally deleted from twitter by using Twitter bot.
    Very useful article.

    1. Glad to hear that it helped you. I have a recommendation. Please do not use free Twitter bots that may cause some serious security issues.

  22. I downloaded and clicked extract all. But all I see is existing tweet in index HTML file . I can’t see delated tweet… I checked csv file as well but there is none delated tweet.

    1. when you come to the end of the page and still won’t find the deleted tweets then select the month from the archive graphs given in the sidebar.

    1. In case, you come to the end of the page and still won’t find the deleted tweets then select the month from the archive graphs given in the sidebar..

    2. Please try then. And then tell me that have you got them back. If that doesn’t work, ask twitter consumer support for retrieving your deleted tweets. They will help you for sure.

      There are many peoples who got their deleted tweets back through my tutorial. You can see other comments.

  23. Hello I can’t see my deleted tweet even if I use chrome…… also, is there any way to recover it? I have accidentally deleted my pinned tweet and it’s really important to me….

    1. There is no folder but it will be a file “index.html” which when you open will show all your tweets from the day you created your account until now.

    1. Yes, It will show all the tweets that you tweeted from the time you created your account.

  24. It didn’t work for me. When I opened the index file I got to an offline page but it had no tweets and just just text That I can’t click on. It didn’t appear the way it appears in your article. I’m quite upset as I pinned a tweet of a portrait I painted and it got over 80 likes. I was very proud of that but I accidentally deleted it today. I’m very upset right now 😢😢😢

    Can you help me out please

    1. I tried all the ways, but it didn’t work. I deleted the very important tweets. I must find them back

    2. I tried all the ways, but it didn’t work. I deleted the very important tweets. I must find them back

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