Earlier this week, we reported that Twitter was testing out a new feature, allowing users to download an archive of everything they have posted to the site. Today, Twitter announced on their blog that they are making it official, and will begin rolling the feature out to all users.
From the official Twitter blog:
Today, we’re introducing the ability to download your Twitter archive, so you’ll get all your Tweets (including Retweets) going back to the beginning. Once you have your Twitter archive, you can view your Tweets by month, or search your archive to find Tweets with certain words, phrases, hashtags or @usernames. You can even engage with your old Tweets just as you would with current ones.
The feature will initially be available only to a relatively small number of English-language accounts, and can be accessed by entering Twitter’s Settings, scrolling to the bottom, and checking the option to request the archive. You’ll then receive an email once it’s ready to download. Twitter plans to roll the feature out to all users in the “coming weeks and months”
If you don’t see that option in Settings today, know that it’s on the way! We’re rolling out this feature slowly, starting today with a small percentage of users whose language is set to English. Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll make it available to all users around the world, for all the languages we offer. We’re really excited to bring this feature to everyone, and we appreciate your patience as we work to do so.
What do you think? Will you use Twitter’s new archive feature?