Twitter to Release Tool That Exports Users’ Tweet History

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[CBS News]

Twitter is developing a new tool that will let users export their whole tweet history — everything from smart observations to those embarrassing tweets that people may not want to remember.

“We’re working on a tool to let users export all of their tweets,” Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said in a meeting with The New York Times yesterday. “You’ll be able to download a file of them.”

As of now, users can only search back through the last few thousand posts. And even though third-party sites and apps let users backup their tweets, they can be costly or cumbersome. Some third party sites like Politwoops lets users see just the record of certain people’s tweets, such as politicians.

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