Recover Deleted Twitter Messages: Getting your Twitter conversations deleted accidentally can be a real bummer. It can happen to and does happen to the best of us. We have all found ourselves in such situations where we accidentally deleted our messages only to later curse at the screen and ourselves too.
It could after all be a precious chat that you wanted to preserve, a compliment from someone, some important information in a conversation, or just a friendly reminder of old times.
But what do you do if you do accidentally delete your messages?
Twitter does come with a feature to view your deleted messages and conversations in the form of archives where you can request a download of your deleted messages.
Let’s look at how you can recover your deleted messages and conversations on Twitter.
How to Recover Deleted Twitter Messages
1. Twitter Archives
Twitter allows you to download and view your deleted messages and chats in the form of Twitter archives. Whenever you choose to delete or accidentally delete some data, Twitter saves a cache in its archives.
Whenever you want to revisit your archived messages or conversations, you can simply navigate to settings and privacy > account > archives.
Here you will see a button or a link to request a download of your deleted data. You need to click on this download button and you will see a dialog to save the file. You can choose a preferable location on your device to save your data and click on ok. After this, you will see the download begin.
Once the file is downloaded and saved, you can open it and go through all your deleted conversations and DMs sorted date-wise with the latest messages showing first. You can copy your message from here and then backdate it to the desired date on your Twitter feed.
Twitter can keep a stock of all your deleted direct messages through its archives. Twitter has confirmed that even messages sent from and to deactivated or deleted accounts can be retrieved through the famous and expansive Twitter archives. You just need to know how to get there and it becomes really easy after that.
2. Take a Backup
No matter what method you use to retrieve your deleted data, it is always tedious and time-consuming. So, to be on the safe side, it is always good to create a backup. You can copy-paste the message text and the conversations and save them in a backup folder on your device.
This clean practice will ensure that you never lose your messages even if you accidentally end up deleting them from your Twitter account. You can always refer to this backup to recover your data.
3. Turn on Sync
Backing up your data manually can be a job that you easily forget to tend to. But with automated backups across various cloud services, recovering your old deleted DMs and conversations has become easier than ever.
To ensure that your Twitter messages are backed up regularly in an automatic fashion, you can turn on sync from your Twitter account to your Google drive.
You can also set a frequency for these backups from Twitter’s mobile app. This will ensure that all your messages and conversations that happen on the app will be safely backed up to the Google cloud and can be recovered with ease whenever needed.
Handling your Twitter account can be a tough and tiresome thing to do but with these easy tricks and tips to backup and recover your deleted messages, it certainly does become a piece of cake. We hope this was helpful and the next time you find yourself in a Twitter emergency these tips come to your rescue and save the day.