How to get hold of your old tweets over a long period

Do you have reasons to delete any of your old tweets, but you simply can’t figure out how to go about it?

Perhaps, you are one of many people who feel they might have tweeted a couple of silly tweets long time ago but finds it hard to get rid of it simply because you can’t dig it out from the archive? then this article is really meant for you. While the platform has existed for over a decade, since 2006, which was its establishment year, some users may have tweeted irrelevant tweets, probably because they were still naive at some point, and now that you are grown up, you feel the need to take such post off your page.

The problem is that Twitter doesn’t allow you to simply scroll to the bottom of your personal feed — it only shows your last 3,200 tweets. If like me, you want to clean up your online image, or simply revel in your embarrassing old tweets, then here are few tips to follow that will really be of help.

Before we proceed, you should NOTE that the following tips are only applicable if you operate with a desktop.

  • On the desktop, search for “” on your search engine
  • You can optionally search for keywords, exact phrases, or hashtags you may have tweeted years ago
  • Select the language your old tweets were in
  • Type in your username in the “From these accounts” bar under the “People” subhead
  • You can also add other usernames to see old tweets between you and other users
  • Add the location of where these tweets were sent from
  • Select the start date you want to see your tweets from
  • Select the end date you want to see your tweets from
  • For mobile, it’s just the same, except you type “from:your username since:yyyy-mm-dd until:yyyy-mm-dd” in Twitter’s search box instead of using the Twitter advanced search

You can as well find the following tips useful as well;

On the desktop, Twitter‘s advanced search allows you to search through your own tweets and filter by keywords, phrases, usernames, locations, and dates. If you’re looking to uncover your early Twitter archive, type your handle in the “From these accounts” section.

Since this feature only works on desktop, you can alternatively type “from: username since: yyyy-mm-dd until: yyyy-mm-dd” in Twitter‘s search box on your smartphone or tablet. Start with the date you want to see your tweets from such as: 2013-05-11 and add an end date such as 2014-05-11.

If you have read the article word for word until this point, then you shouldn’t be having difficulties searching for your old tweets.



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