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Twitter archive allows users to download old tweets

The new Twitter archive enables account holders to sort their old tweets by month and keyword.

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A screengrab of the new Twitter archive feature. (Twitter/Screengrab)

Twitter began rolling out a new archive feature today that allows users to download and view all of their tweets.

"Today, we’re introducing the ability to download your Twitter archive, so you’ll get all your Tweets (including Retweets) going back to the beginning," the company said in a blog post.

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"Once you have your Twitter archive, you can view your tweets by month, or search your archive to find tweets with certain words, phrases, hashtags or @usernames. You can even engage with your old tweets just as you would with current ones," the post continued.

Twitter reportedly introduced the feature to select users earlier this month, and is now giving it to everyone, according to Mashable.

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So how do you get to your old tweets?

According to ABC News, click on the "Request your archive" button at the bottom of your Twitter Settings menu.

Twitter will then email you with instructions on how to download your archive, an offline file that is not publicly-accessible.

Initially, the archive will only be available to users with English accounts, but those displaying the site in other languages will get access over the coming weeks and months, Engadget reported.

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