Twitter is one of the most prominent social media platforms. It allows you to post updates called tweets. These tweets can contain text, emojis, links, and media files like photos and videos. There are a lot of chances that your tweets get deleted. You may accidentally delete them, or you may have even deleted them on purpose and changed your mind. You want to get them back now. What if this tweet is very expensive? What if these Twitter photos are extremely important? You have no idea how to get them back!
Are you facing a similar problem? Can’t find a perfect solution? Then you have reached the right place! We have listed a few methods to help you get back all your deleted Twitter photos, along with the media files attached with them (including photos). All you have to do is keep reading this article, and you will find a method that best suits your problem. Follow the simple steps that are listed below the method, and you will get your deleted photos back in no time!
Method 1 – Recover Deleted Twitter Photos from your Twitter Account
Have you accidentally deleted your own tweet? Have you lost your important photo and want to get it back? Then this method is right for you. Twitter stores a copy of all your data since your account was registered. This includes all your tweets and the media (photos and videos) accompanying them. In this method, we are going to request Twitter for your account archive. Once Twitter provides it, we can recover your deleted tweet! Just follow the steps mentioned below, and you can get back your tweets easily –
- Go to the official Twitter homepage.
- Log in to your Twitter account with your username and password (the one where you lost your data).
- You will see a menu on the sidebar to your left. Scroll down and click on More.
- A few more options will be listed. Click on Settings and Privacy. This will take you to your settings page.
- From your Settings page, click on Account. You will reach your Account Settings. From the options that appear to your right, click on Your Twitter Data.
- Here is where you will find all your archived Twitter Data. Find the Download your Twitter Data section under it. Below this section, you need to enter your Twitter password to confirm your identity and unlock further options.
- Once you have entered the correct password, the Download Your Data section gets activated. You now need to click on to Request Archive.
- After this, Twitter will start preparing all the data that can be downloaded. This process will take some time. It may take only a few minutes or a few hours, depending upon the size of your Twitter data. Once Twitter has completed processing your request, it will send you an email to the email address linked with your Twitter account. So, keep checking your email to know when your archive is ready.
- Once you receive an email, open it to find a link to download your data. Click on the link and your download will start. You can also download your data from the menu where you requested it. It will now have a new option to download your data. You can use any of the two methods mentioned above.
- Your data archive will be downloaded in a zip format. Unzip the file and extract all of its content to your device using any of the available extracting softwares.
- Go to the location where you extracted your file, and open the folder titled Tweets.
- Inside the folder, you will find a file named index.html. Open it with a web browser of your choice.
- This will open up a web page that is similar to your Twitter feed. It will contain all of your tweets right when you registered your account. But, remember that this is not your original feed, but only an illustration of your feed.
You can also use the filters present there to find your particular tweet easily. Once you find that tweet that you are searching for, you can easily get back your deleted photos and videos!
Method 2 – Recover Twitter Photos with Twitter Streaming API
Are you a developer? If not, do you know a developer who can help you out? Then check whether you have enabled the Twitter Streaming API using REST API. If you have already set this up, then you would have received all your tweets in real-time, and you would have stored them elsewhere. Just check your local backup, and you will be able to get back all your tweets, photos, and videos in no time. Haven’t set up a Twitter Streaming API? Then this method is not suitable for you. You can check out the other methods listed below. However, now that you have lost your data, try setting up a Streaming API for any future use.
Method 3 – Using the Internet Archive to Recover Your Twitter Photos
If the tweet that you are looking for is a bit old and if it has generated a considerable amount of traffic, then this method is suitable for you. The internet usually archives some of its content regularly. So if your tweet is a bit popular, then there are great chances that it has been archived by the Internet. You can easily download a copy of the archive from the internet. Don’t know how to do it? Then check out Method 3 of our guide on how to recover Twitter videos. The method is the same as recovering videos, you will be recovering your tweets, that come along with media files (photos and videos).
Method 4 – Restoring Twitter Photos from Google Cache
In order to enable fast processing, Google usually caches some of its data. If your network is not good, or if you have made a recent search, it fetches a cached copy of the web page instead of fetching the original web page. In this method, we will be recovering your deleted Twitter Photos from the cached webpage of Google. Do you know how to check the cached versions of websites on Google? If not, check out Method 4 on our guide to recover Twitter videos (mentioned in the previous paragraph).
You will most probably find your deleted tweet in this version. However, if your tweet is not old enough or if your Twitter page has no considerable amount of traffic, then you cannot find your deleted tweet in the cached version.
Method 5 – Using Third-Party Recovery Tools to Recover Twitter Data
Can’t recover your data with any of the methods mentioned above? Well, don’t worry! You will most probably get all your Twitter data back with this method. However, it requires you to pay some money in most cases. So, if you consider your data to be highly important or highly expensive, then you can go with this method. Getting help from a professional is always better than trying to recover data on your own. There are a lot of data recovery tools and organizations available that help you recover your deleted data. You can contact any of these companies to recover your deleted Twitter photos and videos. However, from all the data recovery services available, it is pretty hard to identify the trustable ones. One of the most trustable data recovery tools is EaseUs. They are very professional, and can easily get back all your Twitter data in no time.
Method 6 – Contacting the Twitter Help Center
If you are not able to recover your Twitter after trying out all the methods given above, then there is almost no probability that you will get back your data. However, as the last option, you can try contacting Twitter support to help you recover your media files. You can contact the Help Center even if you are facing any trouble with any of the above methods. Just visit the Twitter Help Center and file your request there. If Twitter finds the reason for your request to be genuine, a member of the support team will contact you soon. They will assist you with the further steps in getting back your data.