Can I get historic Twitter data for a hashtag and how much does it cost?



Unfortunately, the Sifter service and website has been decommissioned as of September 30, 2018. Thanks to our 6,970 users who created 16,128 free estimates from the complete, undeleted history of Twitter between 1/14/2014 and 9/29/2018.

Please contact Twitter for approval of future academic or commercial use cases. If you can get an approved use case from Twitter, we can still help you work with the data inside DiscoverText.

@DiscoverText remains open and is still the top-ranked text analysis platform on the Internet.

All paid jobs prior to the decommissioning will still be honored.


Can I get historic Twitter data for a hashtag and how much does it cost?

Yes, you can definitely access historic Twitter data using a variety of search terms and filters, including specific hashtags. The estimates are free and unlimited, but you generate them yourself via a self-serve interface:

You need a combination of Sifter and DiscoverText:

Our pricing model is simple:

  • Three free estimates per day.
  • $25 per day of data retrieval.
  • $7.50 per 10,000 tweets.
    Any Sifter purchase includes 14 days of Enterprise DiscoverText access. This enables up to three users to collaborate on the dataset.
  • Realtime Gnip Twitter collection via DiscoverText avoids the $25/historical day charge on Sifter.

Please see for more information.

Sorry, but there is no mechanism to access the data from Python, however you can access the data through our normal process at
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