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Tweet your way down memory lane

Twitter announced yesterday that some account holders are now able to view an archive of all their past tweets, an extra ability developed during the Twitter Hack Week, which aims to experiment with new innovations.

The added archive access will allow tweeters to view their past tweets by month, words, phrases, hashtags or usernames. Interaction, as with current tweets, will also be possible.

Tweeters can even share their favourite memories by typing in #TwitterArchive.

“It’s no secret: You make Twitter what it is. And if you tweet, you may have found yourself wanting to go back in time and explore your past Tweets,” Mollie Vandor (@mollie), a representative of the Twitter User Services Engineering Team, wrote yesterday on the Twitter blog.

To download their Twitter archive, users can click on ‘Settings’ and then select the ‘Archive’ option, as shown in the picture on the left.

Although the feature will be available worldwide soon, it has so far only been enabled for users with English as a language setting. The team has made a request for patience as the option will not be available at once for all account holders.

Twitter also announced earlier this week that they are proud to be the host network of 200 million active users. “You are the pulse of the planet! We are grateful to your support!” the post in 18 December read as addressed to users.

A week ago Twitter also uploaded a clip named ‘ A Year on Twitter’, containing images of world news highlights as tweeted throughout 2012. See the YouTube video below:

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