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Why can't I see my direct message history on Twitter?

Asked by Kardamom (31432points) October 19th, 2014

I recently started using Twitter. I don’t care for it, but one of my friends doesn’t use Facebook so I signed up, just to message this one friend. I only follow, and send and receive messages from this one friend.

I can only see the direct messages at the exact time I’m sending or receiving them, it appears that I have no direct message history, even though I’ve sent and received at least 40 messages and haven’t deliberately deleted any of them. Is it possible that I have done, or failed to make my settings such that I can see my sent and received messages?

Once I’ve sent a message, or looked at one that I’ve received and that box is closed, I cannot look at those messages again. They’re either gone or hidden somehow.

Am I doing something wrong? With Facebook, all the messages that I send or receive stay in the messages folder until I delete them.

Can you guys give me any insight?

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Hi K. I’m guessing you’re running afoul of a default setting. I’m not a user, but I see some huge volumes of tweets. I’d guess the default history setting is not to retain the history.

Kardamom's avatar

I hate technology. Thanks for the tip. I’ll try to go through the settings again and see if I can figure it out.

dappled_leaves's avatar

I think @Adirondackwannabe is talking about tweets, not direct messages. I tried looking for an answer to your question, but couldn’t find one – please come back and let us know if you figure it out!

Kardamom's avatar

So far, I have not figured it out. It stinks, because I often want to refer to something I said in a PM, or a photo that I sent, but I have zero PM history, even though on the site itself, it says to click on the messages icon, then when the box opens, to hover over it and your history will appear. It doesn’t.

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