Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has reiterated his promise that users will be able to download an archive of all their tweets by the end of this year.
Costolo had first mentioned that Twitter engineers were working on a tool to let users download their tweets
way back in July, saying "We're working on a tool to let users export all of their tweets. You'll be able to download a file of them". He had further added that while users will be able to dig through their own tweet archives, there are no promises of a feature that will allow them to access all the tweets posted to the site from every user.
Currently users can only search for the last few thousands of posts. Other third-party sites like TweetSaver backs up most of a user's tweets along with private messages and replies from other users. But those services come at a cost.
Costolo again touched upon the subject while speaking at his alma mater, the University of Michigan, where he also reportedly
insisted that Twitter will "never change" its 140-character limit. "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 at UM. "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."
The former-Twitter COO also shared some interesting stats highlighting Twitter's growth. He said the website now sees around 400 million tweets a day, or a staggering 1 billion tweets every 2.5 days.