Kristian Freeman

How to fix 𝕏's broken "Download an archive of your data" feature

I recently exported my Twitter (now 𝕏) data archive to clean up some old tweets. Once I started generating it, it took about 24 hours to create the archive.

The URL I received to download the archive was in the structure

Trying to access this URL gave me an error in Safari. I tried to do it in Chrome, but got a 401 Unauthorized error as I wasn't logged in to 𝕏 on Chrome.

I realized that recently, the app migrated to the URL

I tried accessing, and it worked correctly -- the fix being, instead of It seems like the URL was hardcoded somewhere and when they moved it over, they didn't update the code.