Well, there’s no denying that Twitter has been a bit all over the place recently. Toxicity and other terrible things have been surrounding the platform, especially since it was put under new management.
That said, we wouldn’t be surprised if you decide to jump ship and deactivate your Twitter account, despite all the memories you’ve had on the platform. All those photos and videos you’ve shared with friends and families are valuable, so it’s best to go ahead and get them.
Much like how you can do it on Facebook, you can also download and backup all your images and videos from Twitter. This way, you can let go of the toxicity of the social media website while keeping all those precious memories you’ve shared with friends.
We’ll also show you a method that will allow you to download all the media uploaded by a different account, say, your favorite artist, brand, and others.
That’s what we’ll help you with today as we guide you how to download all your photos and videos on Twitter. Let’s start.
How to download all images and videos on Twitter
via Twitter’s official website
Step 1: Open your Twitter account via a desktop browser or mobile app and click the “More” button.
Step 2: Click “Settings and support” then click “Settings and privacy”.
Step 3: Click “Your account” then click “Download an archive of your data”. If you’re using a mobile app, it will redirect you to the web version where you might have to login your account again.
STEP 4: Type your password for verification purposes.
Step 5: Click “Request Archive” and wait. Twitter will notify you via the app or your registered email once your archive is ready to download. The waiting time could take a couple of minutes to hours depending how much tweets and uploads do you have.
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via Chrome Extension (for other accounts)
Step 1: This method we’ll be doing will use a Chrome extension as it will allow you to download the files of other accounts (compared to Twitter’s official way).
So if you haven’t already, install Google Chrome on your Windows PC or macOS. Then, look for the Twitter Media Downloader extension, click “Add to Chrome” and tap “Add Extension”.
Step 2: On the top right corner, click the Extensions button and click the Twitter Media Downloader extension.
Step 3: The settings for the extension will show up. Click “Bulk Download”.
Step 4: Here you can set the files you want to download in bulk. You can set the time range and the type of files. You can leave the time range blank to download all your files from the beginning of the account. Once set, click “Start” to begin download.
Step 5: Once it’s completed, a .zip file will automatically be downloaded containing all your photos and videos, as well as a .csv file containing all your content, the caption of the tweets, other relevant information per tweet, with a file name that corresponds to the downloaded data.
Why haven’t I gotten a notification about my Twitter archive request?
Your Twitter archive request may take too long because you might have a lot of tweets and media posted. Once you make a request, it will collate all of your Twitter posts, which may take some time if there are a lot of them.
In our experience, it took more than an hour before we received a notification saying that our archive was ready for download.
That’s how you can download and archive all of the tweets, photos, and videos of your Twitter account or others. Let us know if you have further questions in the comments below, and we’ll try to answer them.