ditor's note: This article has been updated on the 15th of February, 2018. *
There is one thing all of us, no matter how new or old to Twitter, have in common.
Whether we use Twitter to stay in touch with friends and family, to stay up-to-date with world news, or we consider ourselves social media experts, influencers, or leaders – we all have something in common. We’ve all, at one point or the other, paused to ask ourselves;
“I wonder what my first tweet was?”-You, probably.
And if you are among the very few who have never wondered about this… Have we made you curious?
How to find your first tweet
The easiest and the most straightforward way to finding your first tweet is to use Twitter’s Advanced search.
Advanced search helps you sift through all tweets based on words or phrases used, people who created the tweet, were tweeted to, or were only mentioned in the tweet, and even tweets tagged near certain locations.
Finding your first tweet is so simple, it will only take you a minute. We promise.
Step 1: Find your join date
Do you remember when you joined Twitter?
It’s okay if you don’t. It was probably a while ago! Luckily, Twitter remembers.
Go to your Twitter profile and find your join date underneath your Twitter bio.
Step 2: Rev up Twitter’s Advanced Search
Next, open Twitter Advanced search and type in your username in the “From these accounts” input field.
Pro tip: You can find the first tweet of any Twitter user by following these steps, as well.
Step 3: Specify the dates you want to search
Let’s say you have joined Twitter in June 2015.
You will want to search for tweets from the month before you have joined (which would be May 2015) to sometime in July of the same year.
Hit “Search” and you will be shown a timeline of all tweets you’ve posted in the time period you’ve specified in this step.
Now, simply scroll down the timeline to find your oldest, and thus first, tweet.
See? We promised it would only take a minute!
Finding first tweets of other Twitter users
As we’ve mentioned, you can use this tactic to search for the first tweet of any Twitter user. Simply find their join date and type their Twitter handle in the appropriate search field.
We’ve taken a peek at first tweets of some of the most popular Twitter accounts and decided to share a couple of the more interesting ones below.
What about you, what was your first tweet? Why not tweet us (Oh, so meta!) and let us know? We’d love to hear from you!
*The older version of this article talked about a tool called First Tweet. First Tweet was a website made by Twitter, which enabled you to grab the first tweet of any Twitter user by simply writing in the Twitter handle of a user whose first tweet you wanted to grab into a search bar and hitting Enter.
The website has since been removed by Twitter and the links to it now redirects to Twitter’s About page.
In order to help you find your first tweet, we have updated this article on the 15th of February, 2018.