Twitter can keep copies of your deleted DMs for years

When you delete your private direct messages on Twitter, it is safe to assume that many would probably assume that they are deleted for good. As it turns out it might not be the case. In a report from TechCrunch, it has been discovered that Twitter actually holds onto old and deleted direct messages for years. This was initially discovered by security research Karan Saini who found that not only does Twitter not delete old direct messages, but also keeps them even from accounts that have been deactivated or suspended. This means that if you had a Twitter account that you deactivated from years ago, there is a chance that the direct messages you had associated with it could still be kept. This seems to go against Twitter’s previous claim where they said that when an account had been deactivated, there will be “a very brief period in which we may be able to access account information, including tweets.” Twitter has since responded to the discovery and while they do not acknowledge it, a spokesperson said

Twitter can keep copies of your deleted DMs for years

Twitter might still have copies of your DMs saved in its system even if it's been years since you deactivated your account. Security researcher Karan Saini told TechCrunch that ...

Sat 16 Feb 19 from Engadget

Your deleted Twitter DMs aren't really deleted after all

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Sat 16 Feb 19 from Techspot

Twitter Discovered To Not Be Deleting Direct Messages For Years

When you delete your private direct messages on Twitter, it is safe to assume that many would probably assume that they are deleted for good. As it turns out it might not be the case. ...

Sat 16 Feb 19 from Ubergizmo

Twitter stores users' direct messages years after they've been deleted

A security researcher revealed that Twitter continues to hold onto users' direct messages for several years, while users operate under the assumption that they've been deleted.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

Twitter has been storing your ‘deleted’ DMs for years

Twitter lets users delete direct messages from their own side of the conversation (the recipient will still get to keep a copy, unless they also choose to delete it). But it turns ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from The Verge

Even years later, Twitter doesn’t delete your direct messages

When does “delete” really mean delete? Not always or even at all if you’re Twitter . Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

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