Twitter had made good on its promise to allow users to download an entire archive of their tweets before the year is up.
Originally teased back in July, and then reiterated in Nov., Twitter has been letting its users know that before the year was out they would be able to download a complete archive of every Tweet they have sent all the way back to the first. It appears that the feature has begun rolling out over the weekend, although it wasn’t the company itself that let everyone in on the news. According to TheNextWeb, the first person to note it was a Twitter user that goes by the handle of @Psilosophy.
To see if the feature has been enabled on your account yet, you just need to go to your settings page at Twitter.com and look towards the bottom for a button that says “Request your archive.” Once the process is complete, you will receive an email with a link to a zip file that has your entire Twitter history in a couple of different formats for your use. At last, those “Bored.” tweets can live on forever in a file on your hard drive. It should also make for some intriguing one-sided conversations as you are only downloading your tweets and not those of someone you were holding a conversation with.
There has been no indication as of yet when this feature will be available on all accounts, so if you’re itching to get your hands on your archive, we can only recommend you keep checking your settings page.