How to save images from Twitter

Twitter LogoI wanted to save some photos of my kids from Twitter, here’s how I did it:

  1. Use Chrome to view the web version of your twitter stream
  2. Right-click on the page and choose “view source”
  3. Search for the text in the tweet (ctrl-f opens the search)
  4. Just below that there will be a link which looks like https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B73n89iXXAA8B9y.jpg:large
  5. Right-click on the link and open in new tab
  6. If it’s the right image, save the file (removing the :large from the name so that it gets recognised as a jpg)