In order to access the totality of your Twitter history, you need to use a third-party service. But according to CEO Dick Costolo, Twitter will allow you to download all of your tweets by the end of the year.
Costolo made the announcement at a talk at the University of Michigan that dealt with Twitter's role in the future of global communication. Costolo, who made this same promise back in September, made note of how Twitter's engineering team felt about the tight deadline of the gargantuan task.
“By the end of the year I’ve already promised this, so the engineers – when I promised it publicly they’re already mad at me so they can keep being mad at me,” said Costolo. “Now, again, once again, I caveat this with the engineers who are actually doing the work don’t necessarily agree that they’ll be done by the end of the year, but we’ll just keep having that argument and we’ll see where we end up year-end.”
With over 500 million users sending around 350 million tweets everyday, you can imagine how daunting a task it is. We have a little over a month to see if Twitter can fulfill Costolo's promise.
[via Tech Crunch]