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Twitter owner Elon Musk gave employees until yesterday to decide whether to stay or quit their jobs. The ultimatum was that either Twitter employees could stay and sign up for the “hardcore” culture of “long hours at high intensity,” or leave with a three-month layoff.
It’s not yet clear how many employees have quit, but losing so many workers in such a short period of time has many wondering if the service will go down. Enough worries that #RIPTwitter is currently trending on Twitter.
If you’re worried about the future of Twitter and don’t want to lose all of the content you’ve put away in the Twittersphere, here’s how to download your Twitter archive in case it gets lost in the turmoil.
How to download your Twitter archive
When you download your Twitter archive, you take a snapshot of all of your Twitter information starting with your first tweet.
1. Click the More icon in the navigation bar just above the blue New Draft Tweet icon. Select “Settings and Support” from the menu options. Click “Settings and privacy”. Select “Your Account” from the menu options.
2. Click on “Download an archive of your data”. You will be asked to enter your password, do so and click Confirm.
3. Next you will have to verify your identity. Click “Send Code” to your email and/or phone number. You will be redirected to the Account Information page where you will be able to enter the code that was sent to your email or phone.
4. Once your identity is verified, click on Request Archive.
5. When the download is finished, Twitter will send you an email where you can download the .zip file for your Twitter archive.
6. If the app has been downloaded, you’ll get a push notification letting you know your Twitter archive has finished downloading. Navigate back to Settings in the app where you can tap the Download Data button under the Download Data section.
Note: This may take a while. Twitter says “It may take 24 hours or more for your data to be ready.”
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