Today it was announced that TweetBackup is discontinuing its Twitter backup service. Customers are being notified that the service will be winding down operations by the end of June. However, TweetBackup is recommending SocialSafe as an alternative way to back up tweets, mentions, followers and more.
An answer in the TweetBackup FAQ section explains why they’re closing down, and a statement on their main site outlined the time frame for the closure:
“It’s been a great 5 years, and we are proud to have served the needs of so many people needing to back up their Twitter accounts. Unfortunately, starting May 15, 2013 TweetBackup will no longer accept any new sign ups.
Existing TweetBackup users… will still be able to sign in to the system, and backups will still occur, for 30 more days – until June 28, 2013. If you would like to retrieve your data from TweetBackup, please remember to download it before June 28, 2013. You can read more about the TweetBackup shutdown here.”
We were approached by TweetBackup last week with the sole objective of making the transition as smooth as possible for their users, and we’re pleased to announce that we are offering a special 6 month extended free trial of SocialSafe for TweetBackup users.
For those of you who aren’t aware of what SocialSafe offers, here’s what to expect in terms of Twitter support:
- Bio Information
- Followers/Following (automatic in-app filtering shows new/lost/mutual/one-way followers and following)
Everything that you back up with SocialSafe is stored on your own PC/Mac, and presented to you in a journal where you can view, search and export your content. In terms of privacy, SocialSafe never sees nor stores any of the content you back up as it is all saved to your own machine. If you’re a fan of cloud storage then you can still export your data from SocialSafe and keep it wherever you want – we just thought it best to let individual users make that decision for themselves.
So to start using SocialSafe today, download the special 6 month free trial for TweetBackup users and take control of your Twitter content.