Over the years, Twitter has grown to become one of the biggest social media platforms where users tweet about a range of topics including politics, gaming, memes, and more. According to this report, the platform boasts well over 192 million active users on a daily basis.
Given the variety of topics covered on Twitter, it is no wonder that users tend to share their opinions about a particular topic, just to regret it later and have it deleted. Once a tweet is deleted, there is no official way for others to view the removed tweet.
However, there are other methods that may help you in viewing the deleted tweets of an account. While these methods will not always work, they are the closest we can get to finding deleted tweets.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you the three methods to see the deleted tweets of a Twitter account.
How to View the Deleted Tweets of an Account?
1. Twitter Archive
Twitter allows its users to download an archive of their accounts. This archive includes all the information about your account, including all your tweets, apps and devices, and account activity. Once you download the archive file, you should be able to find all the tweets that you deleted. However, if you’re looking to find the deleted tweets of someone else’s account, then skip to the next method.
Here’s how to download your Twitter archive:
1. Open Twitter, click the More button in the sidebar, and then select Settings and privacy.
2. Click on Your account and select Download an archive of your data.
3. Enter your account password. Twitter will now ask for verification, either via email or text message. Select your preferred method and complete the verification.
4. Click on Request archive. A notification will now appear to indicate that Twitter has received your request and that it will take about 24 hours to prepare the archive file.
5. When the archived data is ready, you’ll receive an email or a notification on the app. Click the Download button in the email to download the archive file to your computer. It will be a .zip file containing several files inside it.
6. Extract all the files from the zip file to your desktop. You’ll find a file that is labeled Your archive. Double-click on this file and it will open in your browser as a webpage.
7. The webpage will look like a Twitter page. Click on Tweets in the sidebar and you’ll be displayed a list of all the tweets that you’ve posted ever since the creation of your account. Now simply scroll through this list to find the deleted tweet.
2. Internet Archive
The Wayback Machine of the Internet Archive allows you to view snapshots of websites at a particular time. Using this website, you may be able to find the deleted tweets of a Twitter account. Here’s how it works:
1. Open your browser and go to https://archive.org/web.
2. Enter the URL of the profile where you want to find the deleted tweets and click Browse History.
3. A calendar is displayed with dates of snapshots that were taken for that profile. Dates that are marked with a blue or green circle mean that a snapshot is available. Click on the date when the tweet was posted.
4. You’ll now see a snapshot of the old profile page where you should be able to find the deleted tweet.
3. Google Cache
Google usually stores cached versions of web pages, similar to the Internet Archive. With this, you may be able to load an old version of a Twitter profile and find the deleted tweet. This method works only if the tweet was deleted very recently, for example within the last 24 hours.
1. Go to Google and enter the URL of the profile into the search bar.
2. From the search results, find the result that links to the profile that you searched for. Click the tiny arrow icon next to the URL as shown below, then select Cached.
3. You’ll now view an old version of the profile page. Here, you may be able to find the tweet that was removed.
These are the three different methods to view the tweets that were removed from Twitter. Hopefully, one of these methods should help you find the tweet that you are looking for.