Have you ever wondered what information Twitter has stored for your account? Reviewing your Twitter data can give you valuable insights and allow you to make any necessary changes. In this article, we’ll explore how you can access your Twitter data and the type of information available to you.
What Type of Information is Available?
Your Twitter data provides you with a snapshot of your Twitter information, including the following:
When you’re logged into your Twitter account, you can view information such as your username, email addresses or phone numbers associated with your account, and your account creation details. Additionally, you’ll see any information you may have previously provided, such as your birthday and profile location. Even if you’re not logged in, you’ll still be able to see certain information that Twitter has inferred about your account or device, such as gender and age range. Most of this information can be updated or corrected at any time.
When logged in, you’ll also have access to your login history and the places you’ve been while using Twitter.
Apps and Devices
You can view the browsers and mobile devices associated with your account (if logged in) or your current device (if logged out). You can also see the apps connected to your Twitter account. If you notice any login activity from an unfamiliar or suspicious app, you can go to your settings to revoke its access. Please note that the IP location shown may be different from your physical location.
You’ll be able to see the accounts you’ve blocked or muted.
Interests and Ads Data
You can view interests that Twitter and its partners have inferred about your account or current device. These interests help enhance your Twitter experience by showing you better content, including ads, notifications, and recommended Tweets in your Home timeline and Explore. You’ll also be able to see any Twitter advertisers who have included your account in their tailored audiences.
In addition to the above, you can access additional information about your account, such as contacts imported from your address book, your entire Tweet history, the apps you’ve given access to your Twitter account, and the Twitter accounts you’ve muted and blocked.
What Happens to Your Information When You Deactivate Your Account?
Deactivated accounts can be restored within 30 days of deactivation. However, if you don’t log back into your account within this period, it will be permanently deactivated, and all associated information will no longer be available.
How to Download Your Twitter Data
To download an archive of information associated with your account, follow these steps:
- Click or tap on “More” in the main navigation menu to the left of your timeline.
- Select “Settings and privacy.”
- Choose “Your account.”
- Select “Download an archive of your data.”
- Confirm your password, then select “Request archive.”
You’ll receive an email and an in-app notification when your archive is ready. The download will include a file called “Your archive,” which you can view in a desktop web browser.
Twitter App (iOS or Android):
- Tap your profile icon.
- Tap “Settings and privacy.”
- Select “Your account.”
- Tap “Download an archive of your data.”
- Confirm your password, then tap “Request archive.”
Again, you’ll receive an email and an in-app notification when your archive is ready.
Please note that the information provided in the archive is believed to be the most relevant and useful, but if you’re located in the European Union or EFTA States, you can request additional account information via the Privacy form.
What About Data Requests for Civil Litigation?
If you need information about your own account for legal reasons, it’s recommended that you utilize the methods outlined above to obtain the required information. However, in some cases, you may need to submit a legal request (e.g., subpoena or court order) to Twitter. Official mailing addresses and fax numbers for legal requests are provided below:
- X Corp. c/o Trust and Safety 1355 Market Street, Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94103
- Twitter International Unlimited Company c/o Trust & Safety – Legal Policy One Cumberland Place Fenian Street Dublin 2 D02 AX07 Ireland
- Fax: 1-415-222-9958
Please note that acceptance of legal process by facsimile is for Twitter’s convenience only and does not waive any objections.
Still Have Questions?
If you have any further questions about your Twitter data, you can submit them through the Privacy form.
Remember, understanding your Twitter data can provide valuable insights and allow you to have more control over your account. Take the time to review your information and make any necessary adjustments to ensure you have the best experience on the platform.