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How To See Deleted Messages On Twitter

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» To recover deleted Twitter messages, log in to your Twitter account with your credentials and click on the “More” button which is on the left side of the screen (for Twitter Web), or click on your profile picture which is at the top left corner (for the Twitter app).
» Check your mail in 2-3 days and download the “.zip” file that Twitter will send you.
» Now extract the file and open the Your archive.html file and you can see the deleted messages that you did on Twitter.

Does Twitter Archive Include Deleted DMs?

This means that if you want to completely remove any trace of a DM conversation, you need to ensure that it is deleted both from your active chats and from the archive. Be mindful of this when managing your private conversations on Twitter.

If you notice that a deleted DM is still visible in your archive, the solution is to manually delete it from the archive as well. By removing it from both locations, you can ensure that the conversation is no longer accessible.

Also, it’s worth noting that if you have multiple devices or apps connected to your Twitter account, deleting a DM from one device or app may not automatically delete it from all the others. So, make sure to delete the DM from all relevant devices and apps for complete removal.

How To See Deleted Messages On Twitter:

Twitter lets you download and retrieve your messages as an archive. Whenever you choose to delete or accidentally delete messages, photos, and videos, Twitter keeps a copy of them and you can still get it back in the archived form if that is done recently.

You can try the following methods below:

1. Recover By Downloading Archive

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open your Google browser and search for “Twitter login”.

Step 2: Go to the Twitter log in page and log in to your account using your credentials.

Step 3: Once logged in, click on the “More” option in the left column on the Twitter homepage.

Step 4: From the pop-up menu, click on “Settings and Privacy”.

Settings and Privacy

Step 5: In the Settings and Privacy section, find the option “Download an archive of your data”.

Step 6: Then, click on “Request archive” and take on the steps on Twitter.

Download an archive of your data

Step 7: Wait for Twitter to process your request. Once ready, you will receive an email with a download link. Open your email, click on the link, and save the archive file to your computer.

Requesting archive

After downloading the “.zip” file, you can extract it using a file extraction program like WinZip or 7Zip.

Tap on Download

Then, open the extracted folder and locate the “Your archive.html” file. By opening this file in a web browser, you can access your archived Twitter data, including Direct Messages.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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