archive.today (formerly archive.is) is an archive site which stores snapshots of web pages. It retrieves one page at a time similar to WebCite, smaller than 50MB each, but with support for modern ("Web 2.0") sites such as Google Maps and Twitter.
Archive.today uses headless browsing to record what embedded resources need to be captured to provide a high-quality memento, and creates a PNG image to provide a static and non-interactive visualization of the representation.
Archive.today can capture individual pages in response to explicit user requests.
Archive.today was founded in 2012. The site originally branded itself as archive.today, but in May 2015, changed the primary mirror to archive.is. In January 2019, it began to deprecate the archive.is domain in favor of the archive.today mirror.
On 21 July 2015, the operators blocked access to the service from all FinnishIP addresses, stating on Twitter that they did this in order to avoid escalating a dispute they allegedly had with the Finnish government.
In addition, since early 2019 or late 2018, Archive.Today has added a data cap limitation.
Each user (client IP address) can archive and retrieve approximately 10 to 20 megabytes of data per day.
After that limitation is reached, their web server blocks the individual user's IP address by no longer responding.
Archive.today records only text and images, excluding video, xml, rtf, spreadsheet (xls or ods) and other non-static content. It keeps track of the history of snapshots saved, returning to the user a request for confirmation before adding a new snapshot of an already saved Internet address.
The research toolbar enables advanced keywords operators, using * as the wildcard character.
A couple of quotation marks address the search to an exact sequence of keywords present in the title or in the body of the webpage, whereas the insite operator restricts it to a specific Internet domain.
Once a web page is archived, it cannot be deleted directly by any Internet user. Nevertherless, archive.today regularly controls or deletes web pages saved some days before, without any policy or right of discussion and appeal.
While saving a dynamic list, archive.today searchbox shows only a result that links the previous and the following section of the list (e.g. 20 links for page). The other web pages saved are filtered, and sometimes may be found by one of their occurrences.
The search feature is backed by Google CustomSearch. If it delivers no results, archive.is attempts to utilize yandex search.
If a page has already been archived, archive.is asks the user to confirm archiving a new revision, instead of immediately archiving it.