fetchTweets Web-App

fetchTweets allows you to retrieve tweets in HTML table format

fetchTweets is a web-based application I wrote in PHP to create a backup of my tweets on my blog. I later modified it so anyone can use it from the web.


A PHP script retrieves (“fetch”)  the tweets from an account and returns the  results in a simple HMTL table.

Why use a fetchTweets?

  1. Create a local backup of your tweets
  2. To place your tweets on your own blog
  3. To help support your research


  • Very easy to use
  • Source code is available


  • None if you use the service.  It is free.
  • If you prefer to host it on your own site:
    • The script is  written in PHP  v5.3 or better
    • Very easy to install
    • No database is required
    • Source code is open source (see below)

Frequently Asked Questions?

  • Can I try the app ?
  • Is there a charge for using the service?
    • NO – There is no charge  for using the web application.
  • What format are the result returned?
    • Results are returned in a simple HTML-based  table format
  • Can I get the source code?
    • The source code is available for FREE (released under GNU GPLv3) via download section above.
    • On 12/31/2015 source code was released as Open Source for everyone to use and hopefully someone to help us improve it…You can go and review the code at:  https://bitbucket.org/jorgep/fetchtweets


This set of code (scripts) are provided AS IS without warranty of any kind. The author further disclaims all implied warranties including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk arising out of the use or performance of the sample scripts and documentation remains with you. In no event shall the authors, or anyone else involved in the creation, production, or delivery of the scripts be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use the sample scripts or documentation, even if the author has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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