TweetsToText is a bot that lives on Twitter. It collects your tweets into plain text files. So you can take your brilliant observations somewhere else.

Meet the bot


Current Status: In Beta

TweetsToText is live for beta testing. We're asking potential users to try using it in realistic circumstances. You may encounter bugs or unexpected behavior, and we really want to hear from you if you do. File an issue or drop us a line. We want your feedback, good or bad (but especially the bad).

How to sign up


To begin, follow @TweetsToText on Twitter. That's it! No extra login or password necessary.

How to use it


There are two ways you can ask TweetsToText for help.

Do it live

  1. Just before you start live-tweeting, tweet @TweetsToText. You'll get a reply confirming that we've got your back.
  2. Do your thing just like you normally would.
  3. When you're finished, tweet @TweetsToText again in your final tweet.
  4. Check your DMs for a message with a link to your text.

Do it later

  1. Scroll back on your timeline to the first tweet you want to capture.
  2. DM this tweet to TweetsToText.
  3. If the tweet is the first in a thread, and you just want the tweets in that thread, include the word "thread" in the text of your DM.
  4. Wait a few seconds, and TweetsToText will respond with a link to your text.

Who it's for


Anyone! But more specifically, we made this for journalists covering live events who often re-purpose their tweets into copy they file later in their various content management systems.

Maybe you've heard of ThreadReaderApp. It's a great service...for readers on Twitter. TweetsToText is for writers on Twitter.