You must visit Wayback Machine and type in the URL of the Twitter user in order to find deleted tweets on Twitter.
Visit the dates before the tweet was deleted, scroll down, and find it after entering the Twitter user’s URL.
Use the Wayback Machine to access previous iterations of websites.
Enter the website’s URL into the search field, then select “Browse History” from the drop-down menu.
You can choose a date range and go through the website’s archives.
Be aware that the Way Back Machine may not have saved a person’s tweets if their Twitter account is private or if they start a new account.
Here are 4 steps to find deleted tweets on Twitter:
Step 1: visit the Wayback Machine
Step 2: Type in the Twitter user’s URL.
Step 3:Visit the dates prior to the tweet’s deletion.
Step 4: Find the deleted tweet by scrolling down.
Step 1: Go to Wayback Machine
To start, visit the Wayback Machine.
Search for “Wayback Machine” on Google and select the top result.
You can also access the tool by going to https://web.archive.org.
You may view how old websites looked with Wayback Machine.
For instance, you can search for “Twitter.com” and select “2010” to see what Twitter looked like in that year.
By providing the user’s URL, you may also use it to search for deleted tweets on Twitter (if the tweet was archived).
However, for the tool to function, the Twitter profile cannot be private.
Step 2: Enter the URL of the Twitter user
When you’re on Wayback Machine, type the Twitter user’s URL into the search bar.
For instance, you need to copy the link to Elon Musk’s Twitter profile in order to view his deleted posts.
You can accomplish this by visiting his Twitter profile, selecting the URL, and then pressing the “CTRL” + “C” keyboard shortcuts to copy it.
Go back to Wayback Machine and put the Twitter user’s URL—for example, Elon Musk’s—into the search bar after you’ve copied it.
Elon Musk’s Twitter profile can be seen at https://www.twitter.com/elonmusk.
The person’s Twitter username always appears as the final component of the URL.
Finally, select “Browse History” to begin perusing the user’s Twitter history.
Remember that the Wayback Machine works best for famous Twitter users.
This is due to the fact that Twitter accounts of famous users are more frequently crawled than those of users with few followers.
Having said that, a person’s profile will still be crawled even if they have fewer than 1,000 followers on Twitter.
Step 3: Visit the date and time before the tweet was deleted
After selecting “Browse History,” you will be sent to the calendar.
There are numerous colorful dots on the calendar.
The web server return code the crawler acquired for the capture was good if it is blue (2xx).
Green denotes a redirect status code received by the crawlers (3xx).
Red denotes a server error that the crawler saw (5xx).
There are more photos when the dot is larger.
A smaller dot, on the other hand, indicates that there are fewer photos.
The projected date and time before the tweet was removed must now be clicked.
You must click on the “17 February” dot, for instance, if the tweet was posted on that day, February 17.
You must go to a snapshot taken after 11 am but before 1 pm if the tweet was made at 11 am but deleted at 1 pm.
You must employ the process of trial and error if you are unsure of the precise date and hour the tweet was posted or removed.
Navigate to the date of the tweet and try to determine when it was posted before it was deleted.
Step 4: Scroll down and find the deleted tweet
You will arrive at the person’s Twitter profile after clicking on the estimated date and time before the post was deleted.
To view all of the person’s tweets and replies, you must now click on “Tweets & replies.”
You won’t be able to view the person’s replies if you only look at their tweets.
The deleted tweet can be found by scrolling below.
You should be able to locate the deleted tweet if the date and time you chose are correct.
If, however, you were unable to locate the deleted tweet, you must choose a different day and hour.
Up till you succeed, go through the process again.
Using the Wayback Machine, I was able to locate one of Elon Musk’s removed comments that linked Trudeau to Hitler in the screenshot above.
A lot of media attention and criticism was directed toward that tweet.
After a few hours, Elon decided the meme was a little too offensive and removed it.
Thanks to resources like the Wayback Machine, the adage “Once on the internet, always on the internet” is valid.
Although deleted tweets can sometimes be recovered via the Wayback Machine, it is ludicrous to remove someone from a tweet they made years ago.
This makes it difficult for people to speak freely on social networking sites like Twitter because they are afraid to express their thoughts, even if they are accurate.
This is why some people choose to use a false name on Twitter in order to maintain their anonymity.
Make your Twitter profile private to prevent your tweets from being archived by going to Settings and privacy > Privacy and safety > Audience and tagging > Protect your tweets.