Twitter chaos: Here’s how to download all your data

Twitter allows users to download a digital archive of all their tweets and other data offline. Here’s how to do it. 

The drama at Twitter continues post Musk’s acquisition, and there are very real fears over how the service will continue given a majority of employees might looking at quitting. Musk issued an ultimatum to employees asking them to prepare for a hardcore Twitter or leave with three months of pay as part of the deal. Several reports note that many teams are opting out, including some of which are critical to the social media website’s functioning. While Musk is trying to woo employees back, there are concerns on how the service will function.

Incidentally, Twitter outages are being reported by users on downdetector, even though the service continues to function just fine, which means these are likely false reports. Whether it is angry Twitter employees or just trolls making these false reports is unclear at the moment. With hashtags like #RIPTwitter still trending, the fears that the ‘public square’ could collapse soon are growing.  Thankfully, there is a way to save all your Twitter data in the unfortunate event of a platform-wide crash.

It’s also pretty easy and straightforward – here’s how to do it. The only problem. It might not work right since many of Twitter’s other services are facing a problem. For one, users are not regularly getting verification codes if they have turned on Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). Still, here’s how you can salvage your Twitter data.