best twitter bots

You may find yourself wanting to see your old tweets to see a joke that you tweeted in the past or to see if there’s a few that you might delete. You may also want to see the old tweets of someone that you are following.

Whatever the reason, you don’t have to manually scroll through your feed or someone else’s feed to find them. There are multiple ways to find old tweets. Below you will find directions about how to find old tweets in a multitude of ways. Choose the easiest one or the one that best works for you.

Using Twitter Advanced Search to see your old tweets

1. Open a browser on your computer. You can use any browser to do this.

login to Twitter

2. Go to Twitter and log in using your username and password.

3. Go to Twitter’s advanced search page, which is located here.

Type in your username in the People section

4. There is a People section in the middle of the page. In From these accounts, type in your Twitter username in the box.

5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the Dates section. Here, you can type in the dates that you want to retrieve old tweets from. A calendar will appear and you can click the dates on it if you don’t want to type the dates into the box.

6. Click Search at the bottom left of the page and Twitter should show you the top tweets from that period.

7. If you aren’t sure when you sent the tweet, use the Words boxes to type in the words in the tweet that you remember and the press search at the bottom left of the screen.

Using Twitter Advanced Search to see someone else’s old tweets

1. Open a browser on your computer. You can use any browser to do this.

2. Go to Twitter and log in using your username and password.

3. Go to Twitter’s advanced search page, which is located here.

4. There is a People section in the middle of the page. In From these accounts, type in their Twitter username in the box. You have to be following them if they have a private account to see their old tweets. If they have always had a public account, then you will be able to see their tweets without following them.

5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the Dates section. Here, you can type in the dates that you want to retrieve old tweets from. A calendar will appear, and you can click the dates on it if you don’t want to type the dates into the box.

6. Click Search at the bottom left of the page and Twitter should show you the top tweets from that period.

7. If you aren’t sure when they sent the tweet and you are looking for a specific tweet of theirs, use the Words boxes to type in the words in the tweet that you remember and the press search at the bottom left of the screen.

Finding Old Tweets Using Search Operators

1. Open a browser on your computer. You can use any browser to do this.

2. Go to Twitter and log in using your username and password.

3. The search bar is located at the top of the screen to the right.

Here’s a quick explanation of the search operators:

From:username= tweets sent by @username

Since:yyyy-mm-dd will be the tweets sent since the date typed in. An example of the date is 2016-07-04 which would be July 4, 2016.

Until:yyyy-mm-dd will be the ending part of the time frame that you want the tweets retrieved from. The date takes the same form as the one in the since category.

1. You will need to combine all of these search operators. In the search bar, type from:username since:yyyy-mm-dd until:yyyy-mm-dd to retrieve old tweets. Make sure that your spacing is correct when you type it into the search bar.

2. Open a browser on your computer. You can use any browser to do this.

3. Go to Twitter and log in using your username and password.

4. Press Search and old tweets will come up.

Asking Twitter for an Archive of your Old Tweets

Requesting an archive can only been done for your tweets. It’s a good way to see old tweets without using search operators or navigating the advanced settings page to search.

Twitter will send you a complete archive that you can browse of every tweet you have ever sent. Make sure your email address is current before you do this. It may take hours or days depending on how many tweets you have. You will be sent a .zip file with all your tweets.

1. Open a browser on your computer. You can use any browser to do this.

2. Go to Twitter and log in using your username and password.

Account Settings page

3. Go to this link here to go to your Account settings page.

4. Towards the bottom of the page, you will see a Blue button that says Request your archive. Press it and the request will be sent. You will be emailed a link when your archive is ready to be downloaded.

To open the file they sent you, double click on the index.html file to view the archive in your web browser. You can also open the tweets.csv file in a spreadsheet program of your choice.

Use All My Tweets to view them instantaneously

1. Open a browser on your computer. You can use any browser to do this.

Go to all of your tweets

2. Go to All My Tweets here.

3. Sign into Twitter using your username and password.

4. Enter the username of the tweets that you want to see.

5. Loading the tweets may take a few minutes if there are a few thousand tweets and longer if there are more.

6. Use the checkboxes to hide retweets and replies if you’d like to.