If you just delete a tweet from your Twitter that one cannot be undone from your settings and the same applies to everyone on Twitter.
But, in case if you need to see the tweets then there are some indirect ways and this is only possible if any server takes the cache for that tweets. Normally, if you see all of your tweets then probably 10% of those are in Google cache and this percentage depends on the popularity of the Twitter account. So, it’s possible although to view the deleted tweets or the account that displays a few last tweets on it using Cache.
Deleted tweets cannot be undone from settings. To see the deleted Tweets, first of all, if you have the link to the tweet then just search it on Google. If you see any search results on that then just open the page from the cache mode where it will display the tweet page. Also, if you don’t have the tweet link then you can search the profile link on Google. Viewing the profile from cache mode can also display the recent tweets posted by the person and if anything is deleted in the current time then that cached data will show up that deleted tweets there.
In this article, I will show you the best cache options that you can use in order to see those deleted twitter data, mainly the tweets or the accounts & their images.
Can you Restore the Deleted Tweets?
You can view all the Twitter data by downloading the full data from your account. But, if you have deleted any tweets, you cannot see the tweets or undo that tweet to restore.
To access the whole Twitter data,
- Step 1: First of all, log in to your Twitter account.
- Step 2: Tap on the ‘More’ option, next to the navigation menu.
- Step 3: Go to the ‘Settings and Privacy’ option and then tap on ‘Account’.
- Step 4: Scroll down to ‘Data and Permissions’, tapping on it proceed further by tapping on ‘Your Twitter Data‘ and make sure to enter your password and then tap on the ‘Request Archive‘ button.
- Step 5: You will receive a confirmation email saying that your data is ready to download. Click on the download button, you will be redirected back to the Twitter page. Tap on the download button here.
The zip file containing all your data will be downloaded, extract from your Twitter data and open in an index HTML file via chrome and navigate through your Twitter data including the deleted tweets data.
How to See Deleted Tweets or Twitter Accounts?
If you want to see the deleted tweets or the accounts, you should do that using any cache server like Google or Wayback machine that keeps the cache of the link, where Google keeps it for a limited time or a few weeks.
There I have explained the different ways to see the tweets or accounts that were deleted from someone’s Twitter.
1. Google Cache to See Deleted Tweets
You must be aware that whenever you post something on Twitter, be it a tweet or just a photo or a video, it has its URL generated automatically by the system of the app. Not just through the app, if you do the same function through your browser, your post will have a unique URL generated by the system.
This made it possible for users to restore and see their deleted tweets from Twitter. Here are a few steps that will make your work easier, I just checked this with Google cache.
To see the deleted tweets from your device,
- Open Google on your device. Once you open the Google page, search for your Twitter page link from the search bar of Google.
- The next thing that you have to do is when the search results show, tap on the down arrow symbol seen next to your Twitter account URL as ‘Cached’.
- Next tap on the ‘Cached‘ option. The moment you do this, you can view your previous cached version of that tweet through the Google Webcache link.
Here you are seeing the tweets that are deleted by you or others.
One important thing that you should note is that method can only work if Google had not cleared the cached data. If Google has cleared your cached data, it will be nearly impossible for you to retrieve your deleted tweets or posts using the Google cache.
Now you know that the URL provided by Twitter is an important mode through which you can see your deleted tweets even it is deleted.
2. Wayback Machine – Deleted Twitter Accounts
Wayback Machine is a tool that allows the internet to archive the whole data through the World Wide Web. It provides universal access to all forms of knowledge. And apart from this, you can get your older data that you have tweeted long back from your Twitter account.
The sole purpose of Wayback Machine is to collect as much data as possible from the web that might have been lost or deleted when there is a change in the website or when it closes down.
Wayback Machine has made it possible for the users to download and access word wide web pages as well as other resources like Twitter to retrieve back the deleted tweets, posts and view them. If you don’t have access to the archive of the Twitter account from which the deleted tweet was sent, Wayback Machine will be at the rescue for you.
Though it doesn’t archive all the tweets, it does have screenshots of a few or more tweets. Here are the steps through which you can get your old deleted tweets back using the Wayback Machine.
To see the deleted Twitter data,
- Step 1: First of all, go to the Online Wayback Machine.
- Step 2: Once you are in then on the URL bar type the complete URL of the tweet that you want to retrieve and press the ‘Browse History‘ button.
- Step 3: Now, choose the date from when you want to see the data for that URL and you will be able to see the entire screenshot taken by Wayback Machine of that Twitter page which is organized like a calendar.
You will be shown the screenshot of the tweet which is exactly like the tweet as it was tweeted earlier.
Note: If the Wayback Machine has the data on its cache then only you can choose a date otherwise it cannot show you the data. In that case, you can search the profile page URL on the Wayback machine and choose a date to see if any tweets there on that date on your profile.
3. Screenshots of Deleted Tweets
The other way to see the deleted tweets is through screenshots or images. If you or any other user has taken screenshots of the tweets that were deleted after you have viewed or still not viewed them, you can view them and get to know what exactly they were about.
Some people actively take screenshots of tweets and save them for later, if you are among them, well then this habit can save you. You can easily see the deleted tweets if luckily your friend has taken a screenshot of that tweet. Having screenshots is merely based on the factors as it is not necessary to take a screenshot of the tweet.
Some users have a habit of taking screenshots of the tweets of celebrities and personalities, politicians and actors, and sometimes even the ones that could have been controversial and inspiring. The users upload these screenshots to various places that show up in Google image search results.
- You can visit Google and look for these tweets in the form of images from Google image search.
- If it was based on a hot topic, it is possible that somebody must take a screenshot and put it.
The same screenshot of that deleted tweet can be found in comments or on other’s tweets.
The Bottom Lines:
This article explains the different methods to use the cache options and the available options that you can use in order to see those deleted tweets. There you can use the Wayback machine or for best you can view that Google cached version of that page.
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