Twitter CEO Dick Costolo informed in a press conference that users will soon be able to download all the tweets from Twitter. It has been one of the most popular user requests ever since twitter was launched. The new facility is expected to be made available to twitter users by the end of the year.
It is interesting to see that this announcement came when Twitter is facing increasing criticisms about their new third party application integration rules that has affected many developers using Twitter API. The CEO was delivering a keynote during the Online News Association Conference in San Francisco, US.
Costolo also stated that the new move by Twitter is targeted at expanding their value added services to their broad base of 140 million users. Dick Costolo, was stated as saying, “We have tens of thousands of developers around the world who leverage our API and build successful businesses with it.” He also added that Twitter is planning to build a platform that will let third party developers to enhance Twitter engine with more value added features.
Sources indicate Twitter planning to roll out a general framework which would allow the company to extend support to providing users with real-time updates and information. The latest announcement regarding the ability for downloading the entire archives of tweets would bring a sigh of relief to most of the Twitter users.
The CEO however avoided giving any in-depth statement regarding the recent agitations against the restrictions on developers. However, he clarified that there would not be any more moves to constraint or restrict developer’s access.