How to Recover Deleted Twitter Messages?

Your Quick Answer:

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).

Then go to Settings and Privacy and tap the “Download an archive of your data” option.

Tap “Request archive” and enter your password.

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 that your deleted messages that you did on Twitter.

How to Recover Deleted Twitter Messages?

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.

Follow the steps below:

1. Log in to Twitter

If you are using a PC, then go to your Google browser and search for “Twitter login”. Now go to the Twitter log-in page and log in to your account by using your credentials. After login into your Twitter account, you will be on the homepage of Twitter.

Login to Twitter

Now, at the left of the screen, you can see that there is a column containing “Home”, “Explore”, “Notifications”, “Messages”, “Bookmarks”, “Lists”, and “Profile” and “More”. Here you have to go to the “More” section.

2. Tap on Settings and Privacy

After clicking on the “More” option, there will be a pop-up coming with many options like “Topics”, “Moments”, “Newsletters”, “Analytics”, “Display” etc. Here you have to click on the “Settings and Privacy” option.

clicking on the More option

If you are using Twitter’s mobile application, then you have to first log in to your account. Then click on your profile picture icon, which is in the top left corner of the screen. After clicking on the profile picture icon, you can see there is an option for “Settings and Privacy”. Just click on the option.

Settings and Privacy

3. Download Archive

On PC, when you tap on the “Settings and Privacy” option, you will be redirected to a new section. In this section, there are many subsections, like “Your account”, “Notifications”, “Privacy and safety” etc. After clicking on the “Settings and Privacy” option, you will be automatically directed to the “Your account” section. There, at the third number, you can see an option “Download an archive of your data”.

Download an archive of your data

If you are using the Twitter mobile application, then after clicking on the “Settings and Privacy” option, you have to open the first option, “Your account” and then click on the “Download an archive of your data” option.

4. Tap on Request Archive

After clicking on the download archive option, now you have to click on the “Request archive” option, which is under the “Twitter data” section. After clicking on it, Twitter will send a verification code to your email or phone number to confirm it is you requesting for that archived chat. Then Twitter will ask you to enter your current password. After that, Twitter will verify you again, so you have to enter your password for the second time.

current password
send a verification code
verify you again

Then click on the “Request archive” option. After Twitter accepts your request, it will be showing the “Requesting archive”. You can do the same thing using the Twitter mobile application.

Requesting archive

5. Check Mail With Link

After sending your request to Twitter, their technical team will process your data. It can take 24 hours or more than 24 hours to process your data to be ready. It depends upon your size and how much time it will take.

Check Mail With Link

After they have ready your archive, you will receive a mail from the technical team of Twitter with the download link of your data. There will be a deadline to download your information. Once the deadline expires, you can not download your data. These steps are also applicable to the Twitter mobile application.

6. Tap on Download Link & Save

Now, open your Gmail account and tap on the download link that they have sent to you. It will take you to the Settings and Privacy page to save it as a “.zip” file. After that, by extracting it, you can see your information on your PC.

Tap on Download

But there is something you should know, as you are going to download the “.zip” file, you can not see it from your phone. Because mobile phones do not support seeing “.zip” files. You need a PC for this. You can do one thing: you can download the “.zip” file from your phone and, using USB cables, you can send it to your PC, and then you can extract it.

download the .zip file,

7. Unzip File and Open HTML DM data

To extract that download “.zip” file, right-click on the “.zip” file and use WinZip or 7Zip. After extracting the file, you will get a new folder called Twitter. Open the folder and you can see inside this folder there are three more folders: “assets”, “data”, and “Your archive”. Open the Your archive.html folder to view deleted messages.

Your archive

After opening the HTML file on Google, tap on the Direct Messages option from the left side to view and recover deleted Twitter messages.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Is there any Twitter Message Recovery tool?

There are many third-party tools that help you to recover or restore deleted messages from some applications. But unfortunately, there is no Twitter message recovery tool by which you can get your deleted messages back. The one and only option which is open to the Twitter users is to download the messages from the archive section. You don’t need to use any third-party tools because sometimes third-party tools contain viruses that may hamper your PC. Instead of this, use the archive download technique to restore your messages. Because it is Twitter’s official way to restore messages.

2. Does Twitter Archive Include Deleted DMs?

Yes, not only does your Twitter archive allow you to view your past tweets, but it also includes all of your deleted direct messages along with all of the pictures, videos, and GIFs that you have posted. After extracting the “.zip” file that Twitter sends to you, open the Your archive.html file and tap on the Direct Messages section and you can find your deleted messages there.

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