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?
- 1. Log in to Recover Tweets from Your Twitter account
- 2. Go to "Account & Recover" Settings
- 3. Go to "Your Twitter Data" and verify your account with Password
- 4. Request Your Twitter Data Archive to Recover the Tweets Got Deleted
- 5. After Receiving the mail, Download Twitter Account Data Archive
- 6. Extract that Twitter Data Archive zip
- 7. Open your Twitter Archive
- Method 2: Recover Deleted Tweets using Twitter Streaming API
- Alternate Method To Recover Deleted Tweets
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 Twitter.com and login to your twitter account from where tweets you want to recover.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. Extract that Twitter Data Archive zip
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.
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
Follow the steps below to recover your own tweets using Snapbird :
Step 1 : Go to snapbird.org
You need to visit Snapbird.org 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 archive.org
Open Internet archive. You can open internet archive by visiting web.archive.org on your favourite Browser.
Step 2: Open the Internet archive section on the archive.org website
You need to choose the website icon and it will open Internet Archive section on archive.org
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
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
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 Politwoops.com 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.
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