Getting historical tweets for my research


Hello, I am a PhD student. Now I want to get historical tweets for my research. Are there any ways to get historical data for free? Since I only use the data for my research.

Can I apply for the data based on my research proposal?

Thank you.


There used to be Data Grants but they no longer exist.

Your best bet is to use an existing dataset of IDs and hydrate them, like

Or you can slowly build a dataset using the free tier of Premium Search APIs


Hi Igor,

Thank you for your advice. I think I will try to use sandbox to collect historical data, however I found that I could only collect 100 items once. Salute.