5 Ways To Backup Your Twitter Account
By on July 1st, 2009

I have tweeted about 14200 times on , losing that much amount of tweets can be quite a hassle, another problem is that if something goes wrong with your twitter account, you will not be able to easily find your friends and followers.

So what is the solution? , remember every disaster can be averted by timely and regular backups.

Backup twitter

Does twitter have backup solution? Yes, but none of them are provided by twitter, there are several services and tools that will allow you to backup your twitter profile, here are 5 tools and services to do that.

TweetBackup TweetBackup is a excellent free service that will backup your twitter account on a daily basis. TweetBackup uses OAuth for authentication, so you do not have to provide it with your twitter password.

BackupMyTweets BackupMyTweets will backup your tweets for free in exchange of one tweet promoting the service, you can then download your tweets in different formats such as XML, JSON or HTML. The good thing about this service is that it uses OAuth, so you do not have to share your password with them.

Tweetake (our review) Another service that you can use to backup your twitter account. You can backup your followers, friends, favorites, tweets, direct messages or everything at once. The only problem with this service is that it requires you to enter your twitter password.

TwitterBackup TwitterBackup is a java based cross platform application that will allow you to backup your tweets and export them in a xml format.

FriendBackup FriendBackup is another java based cross platform application that will let you backup your friends on twitter in csv format.

Do you use any other tools or services to backup your twitter account? Do let us know about them.

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  • http://www.michaelaulia.com/blogs/ Michael Aulia

    I never know that you can backup your Twitter account. I don’t think I can be bothered with backing up mine :) Backing up your blog, now it’s a different story hehe

  • http://www.3q.co.za Jacques Snyman | 3Q

    Geez, I never realized that it is that easy to lose everything in twitterland! Thanks for both alerting us to to the perils of the dreaded crash, and for offering solutions to the issue. Wouldn’t it be nice if twitter addressed this issue internally though? Hooking up with Google will definitely help for this kind of stuff…

 
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