How to Recover Deleted Tweets?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Recover Deleted Tweets?

Did you delete some of your tweets, and you want to get them back? To get the ugly out of the way, you should come to terms with the fact that you may not be able to do that.

There are several ways you can try to recover your deleted tweets:

  1. Download an archive of your data from Twitter
  2. Use the Wayback Machine on your Twitter account
  3. Use the cached version of TikTok

Disclaimer – if you deleted the tweet a long time ago, it’s impossible to get it back, not with the Wayback Machine and not with a copy of your data from Twitter.

But if you deleted it recently, you might recover it using these methods. Read below for more information!

How to Recover Deleted Tweets?

Download Your Data from Twitter

The first way you can recover your deleted tweets from Twitter is by downloading an archive of your data and activities.

Here’s how you can do that:

1. Tap on your profile picture

Twitter feed showing the profile picture highlighted in the top-left corner
Twitter feed showing the profile picture highlighted in the top-left corner

To download your data from Twitter, you need to open the Twitter settings. And the first step to doing that is selecting your profile picture in the top-left corner of the feed!

2. Select “Settings & Support

Twitter profile settings showing the "Settings & Support" option highlighted in red
Twitter profile settings showing the “Settings & Support” option highlighted in red

After you tap on your profile picture in the top-left corner, this menu will appear on the side. Look for the “Settings & Support” option and select it.

3. Select “Settings and privacy

Twitter profile settings showing the "Settings and privacy" option highlighted in red
Twitter profile settings showing the “Settings and privacy” option highlighted in red

After selecting the “Settings & Support” option, two new options will appear from the drop-down menu:

  • Settings and privacy
  • Help Center

Select “Settings and privacy” to open the Twitter settings. That’s where you’ll find the data download options.

4. Go to “Your Account

Instagram settings where the “Your account” option is selected

Once you open the advanced Twitter settings, you should select “Your account” at the top of the page. This will open the account-related settings, containing an option to download your data.

5. Select “Download and archive of your data

Twitter "Your account" settings page showing the "Download an archive of your data" option highlighted in red
Twitter “Your account” settings page showing the “Download an archive of your data” option highlighted in red

Did you open the “Your account” settings page? Once you get here, click on the third option – Download your data archive.

After that, you’ll get to a page where you must enter your Twitter password for security purposes. Do that, and then you’ll be redirected to another page.

Select “Request Archive” to send the request to Twitter. For security purposes, it will take at least 24 hours before Twitter sends you the data archive.

I can’t take screenshots of these steps because Twitter doesn’t allow this, but it’s simple enough. Once you get the data, finding those tweets through the folders is a simple matter.

The data archive will contain your tweets, bio changes, profile information, profile pictures, and any changes you have made throughout time.

Use the Wayback Machine

Another method of finding your deleted tweets is through the Wayback Machine. With it, you’ll be able to “look in the past” and find your old deleted tweets.

Or not, depending on when you deleted them and whether the Wayback Machine has recordings of those tweets.

Follow the steps below to find your deleted tweets through the Wayback Machine:

1. Open the Wayback Machine

Google Chrome search results showing the Wayback Machine website highlighted in red
Google Chrome search results showing the Wayback Machine website are highlighted in red.

First off, you need to open the Wayback Machine website. Navigate to it by searching for “wayback machine” on Google.

Select the first link and proceed with the guide!

2. Paste your Twitter profile link in the box

Wayback Machine website showing a Twitter profile link pasted in the search box
The Wayback Machine website shows a Twitter profile link pasted in the search box.

After you open the Wayback Machine website, you must copy-paste your Twitter profile link into the search box here.

Then, hit Enter, and the Wayback Machine will look for any records of your Twitter account over time.

3. Search through the records for your deleted tweets

Wayback Machine search results showing various records of a Twitter account's activities
Wayback Machine search results show various records of a Twitter account’s activities

Once the Wayback Machine finds records of your Twitter account, you’ll see something like this a – calendar. Hover over different days to see what the Wayback Machine has recorded.

You must remember the specific date of when you posted that tweet or, at the very least, a date before you deleted it.

Go to that day and see if the Wayback Machine has taken a screenshot of your Twitter profile. If you’re in luck, you’ll find it!

But if you’re unlucky, then you won’t find anything. If you’re a regular Twitter user, chances are the Wayback Machine hasn’t taken screenshots of your profile.

Proceed to the last solution if this one doesn’t work!

Use the Cached Version of Your Twitter Profile

The last solution I have for recovering your deleted tweets is to use the cached version of your Twitter profile.

Google caches search results regularly but have certain delays when updating information on its cached pages.

This means that Google doesn’t register your deleted tweets immediately after deleting them. It may take some time.

During that time, you can access the cached version of your Twitter account, which still contains those tweets, and recover them.

To access the cached version of your profile, search for your profile on Google and once you find it, tap on the three-dot icon next to the link.

Google Chrome search results showing the three-dot icon next to a website's URL
Google Chrome search results show the three-dot icon next to a website’s URL

As you can see in the image above, every link on Google has a three-dot icon next to it. Click on it to open a menu.

Google search results showing a setting window about a search result where the "Cached" option is highlighted
Google search results show a setting window about a search result where the “Cached” option is highlighted.

Once this window appears, you’ll see more information about that website. In the bottom-right corner, you’ll see the “Cached” button.

Click on it to open a cached version of your profile on Twitter if you can find it on Google in the first place. I was not able to find it.

Once you open the cached website, scroll through your feed and try to find that deleted tweet. If you deleted it recently, you might be able to find it.

There are no guaranteed solutions to recovering your deleted tweets. But that’s not a guarantee either. Usually, once something is deleted, it’s gone, and you can’t recover it.

With these solutions, you at least have some chance of recovering them.

Leave a comment below if you have any questions or if you know other ways to recover deleted tweets on Twitter!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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