There are times where I think I’m pretty tech savvy. Then, like in the case of trying to upload my Twitter Archive so it’s publicly accessible is another story. I finally figured out how to do with using Dropbox, so figured I would share.
Before you do this, thoroughly go through the Tweets you’ve published and think about whether there is anything that you sent 3-4 years ago that would embarrass your friends, your employer, or yourself.
Here are the steps
- Download your Twitter Archive if you haven’t done so already. To do this, go to your Settings page (twitter.com/settings), scroll down the page until you see a ‘Request your archive’ link. Click it, and wait a few minutes for an email to arrive that will allow you to download the archive. This will download a zipped folder that has the contents of all your Tweets. Double clicking index.html will open your archived history where you can view every Tweet you’ve ever published, delete any posts you might regret, or copy URLs for easy embedding into blog posts, etc.
- If you don’t already have a Dropbox account, you can download it through dropbox.com or db.tt/MPmHTjE – this is my referral link. Once the logistical stuff is out of the way, move the entire contents of the ‘tweets’ folder into the Public folder in your Dropbox. To get the link to share your Archive, right-click on index.html and then ‘Copy public link’. This link can now be shared, pasted into a blog post, etc.
Now that I’ve figured out how to do this, I’m not quite ready to make my Archive public before scrubbing the content. The good thing is, the link will always stay the same as it sits in my Dropbox folder. I would love if Dropbox gave the option of making the file password protected, just in case.
Let me know if this is helpful.