How to Find Someone’s Deleted Tweets

How to Find Someone’s Deleted Tweets (See Deleted Tweets) 

Twitter's ease of expression often leads celebrities to make embarrassing gaffes and controversial statements. When deleting quickly, people always find ways to search and find these deleted tweets.

In this article, we will go through the main methods through which you can find someone's deleted tweets and save them. From using the Internet Time Machine to scouring Google's cache, there are a number of great ways to view deleted tweets.

How to Find Someone’s Deleted Tweets (See Deleted Tweets)

By Googling

Nine times out of ten, when a person is looking for someone's deleted tweets, that someone is a prominent celebrity. And why not? We all want to see these larger-than-life figures slip and make mistakes.

The good thing about hunting for deleted celebrity tweets is that you're probably not the first. From fans to fans to the media, many eyes are on this personality. Chances are their tweets have already been copied and screen-shot by someone out there

For example, there is an entire website devoted to recording the deleted tweets of top politicians, including some of their more controversial statements.

The best source of these saved tweets is Twitter itself. Many savvy users take screenshots of celebrity tweets and share them when deleted. It has caught many famous people with their feet firmly in their mouths.

Check Google cache

Everyone knows that your browser caches web pages to help them load faster But did you know that Google itself does something similar? When scrolling through Google results, you may have noticed a small arrow next to some entries. Clicking this arrow will take you to a cached version of that site.

This can help you see a deleted tweet of a prominent Twitter account. If the tweet was deleted very recently, it may still be in the cache. The only catch is that the account has to be famous enough for Google to cache it.

To see the cached version of someone's tweet, first Google their Twitter handle.

Their most recent tweets will appear in search results Click the small downward-facing arrow next to any entry and select Cache.

The cached version of Google's tweets will open. The cache date and time will be displayed above. Since a new cache may overwrite this data, it is recommended to take a screenshot for yourself

Using the Wayback Machine

If the deleted tweet you're looking for is too old to show up in Google's cache and it's unknown if anyone saved it, your best bet is to use the Wayback Machine. Also called the Internet Time Machine, it is a website that preserves public pages on the Internet for posterity.

While there are a few other services that can do the same, Wayback Machine is the most popular and most reliable of these options.

The Internet Archive keeps backups of all public web pages taken over time. You can go back in time and see a website like in the past. This includes the Twitter pages of many prominent personalities.

To search the archive for deleted tweets, open the Wayback Machine website.

Enter the profile link of the Twitter account you want to view history and click on BROWSE HISTORY.

A calendar will open, displaying all dates where the Twitter account has been archived.

Hover over a date to see all available snapshots for that day and the time the snapshots were taken.

Click a snapshot to open it. It's not just a screenshot; The entire webpage will load in its previous state. You can interact with the page normally, and take screenshots of any tweets you like.

Searches the Twitter archive

So far we have explored ways to search for someone else's deleted tweets But what if you are looking for a way to view your deleted tweets?

For once, you don't have to look too hard. Twitter itself maintains an archive of all published tweets, even deleted ones. Normally, this does not allow anyone to access this data, but any user can search through their own Twitter history.

To download your Twitter archive, open the Twitter homepage and click More.
Select Settings and Privacy from the menu that appears.

This will open your account settings. Click on Download an archive of your data option from the right pane.

You will be asked to verify your identity through a code sent to your email ID. Once you do this, you will see the Request Archive button.

Twitter may take a full day to email you the archive. Once you extract and open the zip file, a simple Twitter window will open in your web browser. The only addition is a search box that lets you find your past tweets by their date.

Twipu tweet has been deleted

Twipu allows users to view and find someone's deleted tweets for free. You only need to enter the person's Twitter username on the Twipu website. After that, you will see the deleted tweets of the entered username.

This is one of the recommended methods to view deleted tweets, but the data security and reliability of this site may be questionable as no big name is supporting it and the information obtained from such sites is not official.


It is a platform that helps you revisit your old tweets, sort, search and order them as well as check retweets and comments. But it doesn't load deleted tweets for you and you need to use some third party app to check deleted tweets of you and other users.

It's not always easy to find someone's deleted tweets

Twitter hasn't fixed anyone's search for deleted tweets. While Twitter Archive can help you access your own tweet history, finding someone else's deleted tweets is much more difficult.

If the tweets are from famous personalities, there's a good chance the tweet was screenshotted and shared by someone else on Twitter. Google is your best friend for finding such examples

When it doesn't give you any results, things get more complicated. For recent tweets, you should look at cached versions of the Twitter handle, as Google often saves an old page for days. If the tweet is old, the Wayback Machine is the place to search.
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