Twitter Archive Now Available in 12 New Languages
The ability to access your own archive of tweets — which lets you see everything you tweeted and retweeted, and lets you retweet those tweets yet again — was first launched last year, in December, as a service only for those using Twitter in English.
However, as of today Twitter will now let you access you archives to cover people who use the service in 12 non-English languages: Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish and Spanish — giving the company one more way of engaging with its international audience, now 70% of its 200 million-monthly user base.
It looks like today’s move has also made access to your English-language archive more widely available also to those using Twitter outside the U.S. Before today that functionality also had a limited release.
With taking the archive service beyond the U.S ,Twitter has given a strong indication of its want to get hold and focus on countries that have great potential like India and the Middle East.
There is still some way to go to making the archive universal, however. In January, when Twitternoted that 70% of its 200 million monthly users came from outside the U.S. (stats it released while making that advertising push), it also said that the service is currently being used in 33 languages altogether.
It plans to eventually make archive access available to all suppported languages. “We’re rolling out this feature slowly, starting today with a small percentage of users whose language is set to English,” Twitter wrote in December 2012. “Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll make it available to all users around the world, for all the languages we offer.”