Welcome to this week’s social media quick tip. This week I want to show you how to find old tweets in your Twitter archive.
Have you ever wanted to search your Twitter archive to locate an old tweet? Twitter shows your last 3,200 tweets in your timeline, which to a Twitter newbie may sound like a lot of tweets, but for those of us who have been using Twitter for several years and tweet a lot, leaves us struggling to find old tweets.
The solution lies in Twitter’s Advanced Search function. Here’s how to perform a search for your old tweets.
1. Go to https://twitter.com/search-advanced
2. Enter your username into the “From these accounts” field under “People.”
3. Select a date range from the pop-up calendar to view your tweets (or tweets from any profile you wish to see) within a specific time frame.
4. click the “Latest” tab to see all your tweets from this data range.
Want to see the first-ever tweet you sent? Head over to www.findfirsttweet.com. Authenticate with your twitter account to unlock the search bar.
Here’s mine. Wow, I’ve been on Twitter for over ten years!
Try it for yourself. Take a trip down Twitter memory lane and see how far you’ve come.