How to Find Someone’s Deleted Tweets?
Twitter is a social media platform that connects its users to the world. It provides them with something new every day, and it’s easy to get lost in all of the content. One thing you may not know about Twitter is that you can see deleted tweets. This blog post will provide some information on how you can find these deleted tweets and why they’re essential for your personal use.
There is no official way on Twitter to view other people’s deleted tweets. However, there are workarounds that you can use to view a deleted tweet, though they do not ensure data security and privacy. These strategies are the same strategies you use to recover your deleted Tweets, photos, and videos. The guide will tell you how to find someone’s deleted tweets for free. It is not recommended to use such a tool to view your deleted tweets, photos, and videos, but you may want to follow other users’ actions and tweets as well.
There’s a saying, once it’s posted on the internet, it stays on the internet forever. Twitter is no exception. If you delete a tweet from your account, or it gets deleted for some other reason (such as spam detection), it will remain on the internet unless someone else takes action to remove it from their feed.
The million-dollar question is, of course, on how you can see deleted tweets?
Generally, we can divide deleted tweets into two categories,
- When you have control over the Twitter account
- When you don’t have control over it
Number 1 is easy, you can use Twitter’s Native Advanced Search.
Yes, if you want to see deleted tweets, use the Twitter Advanced Search. This is safer than other ways and will not delete your account!
- Go to your Twitter Advanced Search page.
- Go to the “People” Subheading.
- Enter your username (without the @ symbol)
- Under the “From These Accounts” field. Under “Dates”, input your start and end date search parameters.
- Click “Search,” and Twitter will show you all of the Tweets from that period.
You can also search for your tweets’ keywords under the “Words” subheading. Under the ‘Words’ subheading, you’ll be given three options:
- You can search for tweets by typing “All of These Words.”
- This Exact Phrase will only show tweets that have the same words and word placement as your search.
- These Words (The search will show tweets that have the words you are looking for).
For those concerned about tracking their data wherever they go or sharing personal content to third-party applications, Advanced Search in the native Twitter search function is a great starting place.
You can recover your deleted tweets with the help of Twitter archives. Go to settings > account > archives and then request download of Archive. You can download a list of your deleted and archived tweets from here and save it on your device. This list is sorted based on the date created and can be easily found by looking at dates for each tweet. Watch the video below to learn more about recovering deleted tweets from Twitter archives here: [link] tweets.
The second category is a bit harder, but if it’s ever been on the internet, it’s still on the internet server somewhere. So we only need to find it.
Many websites claim that you can download your Twitter archives that reflect all your history. But, the problem with the above recommendation is that your personal Twitter archive does not keep deleted tweets. With the help of third-party tools, you can see deleted tweets with the assistance of Snap Bird. Snap Bird allows you to view old tweets, replies, and retweets, and deletions, but it doesn’t deliver those lost posts to you. It comes in handy if you need to find a tweet or change a reply to share a response or if you want to share it with others.
“SnapBird” is an easy-to-use app that searches through your Tweets, Mentioned tweets and Replies for relevant data.
You can search your messages on SnapBird. You can also search through posts by friends and any user’s favorites.
Even if you don’t use Twitter very often and only tweet once a week or month, SnapBird can still be helpful for you. If you need to find something in your account history, it will help.
You can save and post from your account, so you don’t have to worry about limitations when running a search on SnapBird. It also remains free of charge.
How to Use SnapBird?
to integrate the Snapbird app with your Twitter account, you can follow these steps:
- Visit the SnapBird site
- Authenticate your Twitter account (it only takes read access)
- And that’s it!
To see deleted tweets from the beginning up to the most recent, click on “Latest Tweets” at the top of any given profile. To view only old posts that were published prior to deletion- all you need to do is toggle your search to a specific historic date.
The first time you sign up for Twitter, the search defaults to your account history. You can also set a custom date and start searching from that point on.
However, there is no option to filter the results by type of media.
If you can’t access SnapBird and want to be alerted when your tweets go public, try MyTweetAlerts. It is a monitoring tool on Twitter that alerts users by email of their posts being published.
You can also sometimes find deleted tweets on Twitter and other platforms. This may be a breach of the original user’s privacy, and the user can request the removal of all such tweets if they are potentially defaming or harmful to them. But as they say, anything posted on the internet is never really gone, and there is always some way or the other to access data, even if it’s been deleted, even though there is no way to look at deleted tweets.
Search on Twitter Website or with Google Operator
Do you know Twitter has search column “Search Twitter” at the top right?
Google can also get the text from deleted tweets by searching for them on Twitter. If you need the text, add the website address before the reader. For instance, added the Twitter address: ‘site:[Twitter user url] [tweet topic]’. For example, you want to search for Donald Trump’s tweet about democrats, place: “site:twitter.com/donaldtrump democrats”. This way, you can explore what tweets are still indexed on Google, if you’re lucky, along with the deleted tweets. (try to look also in cache).
Other Internet Archives
- google images
The Wayback Machine is a web archive, which saves versions of websites for historical purposes and is publicly available to see. This tool can save deleted tweets from Twitter as well!
- Navigate to archive.org/web
- Click “Advanced Search” then select “Choose Dates.” You can enter information like Twitter URL and see if it has a history of it.
- Select the date range you need and then click “Search.” You can see a list of results for your search.
- Click on any result to see what it looks like in Wayback Machine’s format.
- To see deleted tweets, scroll down below the tweet that was initially posted by a Twitter user and find all other versions
Another alternative is by using Archive.today and google images.
- Archive.today is a non-profit organization that archives websites and digital media content from around the world at no cost to public access so that these resources are still accessible if their original owners remove or lose them.
- Google Images offers an archive of deleted tweets as well! Navigate to googleimages.com and type your target Twitter handle, username or URL, followed by twitter.com. If you’re lucky, someone might screen capture the deleted URL.
If you’re lucky popular deleted tweets will be on the google images tab because people tend to capture controversial tweets.
just enter a search query or Twitter username
Here’s an even better suggestion if you already know your target and don’t want to miss out any single tweet, why don’t you employ bots to capture bots once it’s posted?
Create Tweet Saving Automation with IFTTT
The easiest with no coding experience needed, you can create automation with IFTTT to capture your targeted Twitter account and save it to a spreadsheet.
- First you need to create account and login here https://ifttt.com/login
- Authenticate your Twitter account
- Choose from one of the existing applets, for example here https://ifttt.com/applets/nxWRgmZr, this one saves user tweets to Telegram
Another option to see deleted tweets, you can also search on Twitter if the deleted tweet has been retweeted. If you’re curious, you can DM the person. What’s the tweet they’ve retweeted about and since has been deleted by the original poster.
That’s all what I can think about to see deleted tweets. The best way is to set it up with IFTTT and save right away once it is posted so you won’t miss a single tweet.