Twitter testing feature that allows users to download, save tweets


Twitter is in the midst of testing out a new feature that allows users to download and save a copy of their tweets, reports The Next Web.

The feature was promised by the microblogging service earlier this year, and is apparently being tested with "a very small percentage" of users, according to the official response from Twitter.

Users with this feature enabled can expect to see an option to "Request your archive" at the bottom of the Settings page. After filing a request, a link to a zip file will be emailed to you when the archive is ready, which is similar to Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB) archiving system. According to a user who tried out the feature, the main HTML file displays tweets like it does on Twitter's website, which is sorted by month. The zip file also contains CSV and JSON files.

The excitement over the ability to download past tweets reflects the growing significance of Twitter with users around the world. Many users have even grown to rely on Twitter as a digital diary of sorts, to store a real-life stream of their observations and thoughts.

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