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How to backup your Twitter account

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Nov 29, 2022
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This is a step-by-step guide that shows how to back-up your Twitter account data. The backup will include: Followers, Friends, Favorites, Your Tweets, Direct Messages. You first need to download the Twitter followers, friends, favorites, tweets and direct messages to your computer.
Before backing up your Twitter account with Backup4all, you need to download the Twitter followers, friends, favorites, tweets and direct messages to your computer. After that you need to back up the downloaded files to a safe location using Backup4all.

How to back-up your Twitter account data locally

Twitter allows you to download your entire data and once that's downloaded you can back it up using Backup4all.
Follow these steps to download the Twitter files:
  1. Log into Twitter and click on the more icon in the navigation bar, select Settings and Support then Settings and Privacy.
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  2. Under Your account, click on Download an archive of your data
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  3. You will need to enter your password and Confirm it. Twitter will also send a confirmation code by email (the one associated to your account) which you need to verify.
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  4. After all the verifications, you'll be able to see a Request Archive button that you need to push. You'll receive an email when the download is ready (can take up to 24 hours).
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  5. When you receive the email, click the Download button while logged in to your Twitter account to download a .zip file of your Twitter archive (or go to Settings->Download Data).
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That's it, now you have all your Twitter account data downloaded locally and you can start backing it up with Backup4all to a safer destination (i.e. Google Cloud, Dropbox).

How to back up your Twitter account data with Backup4all

Keeping your Twitter account data backed up locally is not recommended. The best way to keep your Twitter account data safe is to back it up in the cloud or a remote destination. You can easily do that with Backup4all. All you have to do is configure a new backup job where you add as backup sources the downloaded Twitter account data and choose a cloud destination to save it.
Here are the steps to follow to back-up your Twitter account data with Backup4all:
  1. Open Backup4all and select File -> New (Ctrl+N). If you don't have it installed, download it here: Download Backup4all
  2. In the Where do you want to save the backup? section, select a backup destination. We recommend Google Cloud, Dropbox, Azure or any other cloud destinations.
  3. On the What do you want to backup page, select the new folder where you put the downloaded Twitter files. Press Next.
  4. On the How do you want to backup page, you can choose the backup type and the encryption. We recommend Incremental Backup as a backup type.
  5. On the When do you want to backup page, you can set the backup job to automatically run on the specified time and days. Press Next.
  6. On the Personalize your backup job page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup name field.
  7. Press Save and run.
That's it, now your Twitter account data will be backed up in the cloud.