How Do I Restore My Direct Messages on Twitter?

Retrieving messages on Twitter can be a walk in the park if you follow the above guide. However, our team also provides customer care information if you need help from the company's reps. As GetHuman, we aim to help consumers solve their service issues quickly and provide linkage to service agents when required.

Social media is an online platform where users interact, either personally or professionally. You can link up with family and friends, share photos, and even advertise your business. Some platforms are great for text messaging, while others are ideal for visual effects. Depending on your preference, you can choose to have accounts on one or multiple social media sites.

Twitter is an American social networking service and microblogging company where users post messages and interact via tweets. If you have an account, you can like, post, or retweet tweets. However, unregistered users can only read twitter messages.

While using your Twitter account, you may accidentally delete your direct messages (DMs). They may be important due to personal or professional reasons, and you may be adamant about letting the messages go. The bright side is that you have a chance to retrieve your deleted messages. Here's how.

The process

You need to know that when you delete messages from your inbox, it's only deleted in your account and not your recipient's database. If this is the case;

  1. Launch the official Twitter website

  2. On the home page, you should see the option of either signing up or login in. Click the Login icon

  3. Enter your phone, email, or username as well as your password in the respective spaces and then tap login

  4. Navigate to find the sender or recipient of your message

  5. Send them a direct message and ask them to send you a screenshot of the conversation you need

Another way of retrieving DMs is via email since Twitter always sends email alerts whenever users receive messages. To retrieve tweets:

  1. Log in to your email address

  2. Find the email that Twitter sent regarding your direct message and open it

  3. You can now read the contents of the deleted message

The above methods are the known two ways of retrieving Twitter messages. This is because the system doesn't have an idea of bringing back DMs once deleted. The above methods let you recover and read the messages only, though they will not reappear in your account.

Twitter customers also have the opportunity to talk to customer care representatives to get help with service issues such as deleted DMs. Below is how you can contact the service reps.

Phone number

Customer care via phone call is one of Twitter's attempts to serve customers seamlessly. When you call the toll-free line, you'll speak to an agent who will listen to your issue and assist you. They may guide you through retrieving your messages and even providing important Twitter tips for future use.

Online Help Desk

Through the online help page, customers can seek help from Twitter's customer care agents. You can dig through the various help topics in the online forum and then select one that resonates with your issue. An agent will reach out to you and inquire about your problem, and it's essential to be precise when stating your point. The chat communication will enable you to get a written record of events, so you can refer in the future whenever you face a similar problem.

Twitter on Twitter

Twitter also features a support page on the same platform. Since you're addressing issues for the said company using its platform, you're likely to get help quickly. And if you share or publicize your problem, the response rate might be much faster.

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