Get All Web Archives with One Click Using CachedView

How to Use CachedView: Step-by-Step Guide to Perform Historical Research for Web

Perform historical research, retrieve lost information, or compare website changes over time.

3 min readApr 6, 2024

Follow XIT on medium & UglyCompany on Telegram for more..

Greetings, everyone! Today, in this lesson, you will learn how to use CachedView, a search aggregator for web archives, to access archived or cached copies of web resources. I’ll guide ya’ll through the process with clear steps and examples. So let’s start..

Step 1: Accessing CachedView

Open your web browser and go to

Step 2: Entering the Website URL

In the search bar provided, type in the URL of the website you want to explore. I’ll test my own medium profile URL for this lesson.

Step 3: Exploring Cached Versions

Once you’ve entered the website URL, it will automatically start loading the cache versions for the target URL.

Step 4: Viewing Cached Versions

CachedView will display a list of archived or cached versions of the website from different sources such as Google Webcache, Wayback Machine, Library of Congress,, Live Version and Archive today.

Step 5: Selecting a Version

Review the list of cached versions and select the one you’re interested in exploring further.

Step 6: Exploring the Cached Version

Click on the selected cached version to view the archived copy of the website.

Step 7: Analyzing the Archived Content

Take some time to explore the archived version of the website. Notice any differences compared to the current version. (In the current case, we can notice the uploaded content & Followers count is different in archived version.)

Archived Version is a historical copy of a web page stored in a web archive.

Step 8: Additional Features

CachedView may offer additional features such as saving or sharing the cached version, or accessing related resources.

Step 9: Taking Screenshots

If you want to capture the archived content for reference, you can take screenshots using your device’s screenshot functionality.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully learned how to use CachedView to access cached versions of websites. This tool can be helpful for various purposes such as historical research, retrieving lost information, or comparing website changes over time.

Let’s say you want to see how the homepage of a popular website looked like five years ago. Follow the steps above, enter the URL of the website into CachedView, select a cached version from the list provided, and explore the archived content to see how the website appeared in the past.

If you learnt anything from this blog, we’d appreciate your engagement — give it a clap and consider sharing to help spread the knowledge. Also Follow XIT on medium & UglyCompany on Telegram. Your support means a lot to us!

A supporter is worth a thousand followers. 😊




SHHH! The voice of none is stronger than the voice of one.