Download all of a user's tweets?
April 3, 2019 3:49 PM   Subscribe

Is there a way to download all of a user's tweets? The user in question has about 13,000 tweets in his account. My googling suggests that only the most recent ~3200 tweets are accessible to the public but that a user can get all his own tweets by this [] method. I suppose I can ask the user to download his own account and send the results to me (it's a semi-famous person).
posted by neuron to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Are you comfortable setting up an API and importing the tweets into a database using
foreign data wrapper

I’m not certain that being a developer gets you access to ALL tweets from one user, but it might.
posted by bilabial at 4:21 PM on April 3

Considering even the developer API can only download the last 3,200 tweets, I suspect you're out of luck. (Assuming that most people aren't going to be receptive to the idea of sending some random stranger their own account download.)
posted by Aleyn at 4:54 PM on April 3 [2 favorites]

Yeah, the api isn't gonna let you do this. If it is your account, you can access it tho.
posted by k8t at 7:01 PM on April 3

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