How to Search Your Own Tweets
Are you looking for that hilarious, incredibly witty tweet you wrote months ago? If so, you might have been endlessly scrolling through hundreds or thousands of tweets with no luck.
Don’t worry. We’re here to make your life easier by providing some heaven-sent tips. Read on to find out how to search your own tweets on Twitter.
Overview – How to Search Your Own Tweets on a PC
The Twitter search function is available on both PC and mobile. For more specific searches, however, you need to access its advanced search tool.
Follow this guide to find out how:
- Access the function through your web browser.
- Find the “From These Accounts” field and type in your username to ensure that you only get the results from your Twitter account.
- Fill out one field, or preferably more to narrow down the search. You can search by a phrase, a group of words, hashtags, user mentions, dates, locations, etc.
- Click the “Search” button to view your results.
You can also request to download your “Twitter Archive” to “Search Your Tweets.” While time-consuming, you do get access to all of your tweets.
If this is a more of an appealing option, here’s how to download your Twitter Archive:
- Go to “More” and find the “Settings and Privacy.”
- Click on the option “Download an archive of your data.”
- Enter your password to access the page, and then click the “Request archive.”
After a short period, you’ll receive a ZIP file that you can download to your PC. Then you can search through your tweets to your heart’s content.
Search Your Tweets With All My Tweets
You can also use an app: ‘All My Tweets’ to see everything you have posted on one page. Here’s how it’s done:
- Click the link above and sign in to your account.
- Enter the username you would like to look up.
Keep in mind that the loading process might take a couple of minutes, based on the number of tweets. But after the loading process is done, All My Tweets will generate all of the tweets you have ever tweeted on one page and in chronological order.
How to Search Your Own Tweets in the Mobile App
Whether you’re an Android or IOS user, this guide will offer solutions for both devices.
If you’re an Android user, follow these step-by-step instructions to find your old tweets:
- Open the Android Twitter app and log in to your account.
- Find the “Search” tab (the magnifying glass in the bottom corner of your screen), tap it, and type: “
from:(insert username here)”,
- Filter the search by hashtag, date, keyword, or user mentions.
If you’re using a hashtag, type ‘#’ with the hashtag you’re looking for.
If you’re using the date range, you’ll need this format: “since year-month-day until year-month-day.”
If you’re using the user mentions, type “@” with the username you were mentioning.
- Tap the tabs at the top to filter the search results:
Top – displays the top tweets that match your criteria.
Latest – displays all tweets that match your criteria with the latest ones prioritized.
Photos – shows all users per your search criteria.
People – displays tweets with photos that match your search criteria.
Video – displays tweets with videos per your search criteria.
News – displays tweets with news articles per your search criteria.
Periscope – displays tweets that contain live streams from periscope per your search criteria.
This should help you navigate your way through old tweets using the Android app.
If you’re an IOS user, these step-by-step instructions will help you find any old tweet you’re looking for:
- Launch the Twitter app on your iPhone and look for the date you made your Twitter account.
- Go to: Twitter’s Advanced Search tool through this link. Log in to your account and swipe down the page to show the “toolbar.”
- Find the “Share” icon near the toolbar and tap it.
- Swipe left across the lowest row of tabs, then click “tap Request Site.”
- Enter your username into the “From these account” field.
- Scroll down to the “Dates” tab to type the date range you want to search in and click the “Search” icon.
You can filter the search results by tapping the “Search filters” field at the top-left field of the screen.
How to Search Your Old Tweets by Date
The easiest solution is to use Twitter’s Advanced search, the method previously described. Once again, head to the link of Twitter’s Advanced Tool and do the following:
- Find the “From These Accounts” field and type in your own username.
- Find the “Date range” field and type in the time range you want to search.
- Click the “Search” icon.
Can You Find Your Own Deleted Tweets?
One of the ways you can recover your deleted tweets is to access your Twitter Archives.
- Head to your “Settings.”
- Find the option “account,” then “archives on Twitter.”
Now you can download, search, and navigate your deleted posts.
Search Your Deleted Tweets by Using Wayback Machine
The Wayback Machine is a digital archive where users can see older versions of a website.
To recover deleted tweets, follow these simple steps:
- Go to the link provided above.
- Enter your Twitter Profile’s URL.
- Tap on the browse history.
- Select the date of the deleted tweet you are looking for.
Then, you’ll be able to see old and deleted tweets with text and photos.
Consider Using Google Cache
Google automatically indexes your posts when you tweet something. Imagine it as taking a screenshot of all of the tweets that’s then stored as a cache version, a sort of a backup for offline view.
Here’s how you can access it:
- Go to Google and search for the deleted tweet.
- If your tweet is indexed, you’ll see it on the first page.
- Click on the pointer at the end of the link.
- Select the cached button.
And that’s it. After this, you will see your old tweets.
Saving the Photo’s URL
Each photo you post online has a unique URL link. Copying it and saving it to a safe space might be useful if you need it in the future. That way, you can avoid searching for it by using one of these methods.
Have You Considered Creating a Backup?
Recovering lost data is a time-consuming process. To avoid the hassle, you might want to backup your tweets. It’s a pretty simple process. You just copy-paste the text, with additional media, like photos and videos, and save them to a separate folder on your device or even use your Google Drive.
Have you ever searched for your own tweets? Which method did you use? Let us know in the comments section below.