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Wayback is a web archiving and playback tool that allows users to capture and preserve web content. It provides an IM-style interface for receiving and presenting archived web content, and a search and playback service for retrieving previously archived pages. Wayback is designed to be used by web archivists, researchers, and anyone who wants to preserve web content and access it in the future.

Wayback is an open-source web archiving application written in Go. With a modular and customizable architecture, it is designed to be flexible and adaptable to various use cases and environments. It provides support for multiple storage backends and integration with other services.

Whether you need to archive a single web page or a large collection of web sites, Wayback can help you capture and preserve web content for posterity. With an easy-to-use interface and powerful features, Wayback is a valuable tool for anyone interested in web archiving and preservation.


  • Free and open-source
  • Expose prometheus metrics
  • Cross-platform compatibility
  • Batch wayback URLs for faster archiving
  • Built-in CLI (wayback) for convenient use
  • Serve as a Tor Hidden Service or local web entry for added privacy and accessibility
  • Easier wayback to Internet Archive,, IPFS and Telegraph integration
  • Interactive with IRC, Matrix, Telegram bot, Discord bot, Mastodon, Twitter, and XMPP as a daemon service for convenient use
  • Supports publishing wayback results to Telegram channel, Mastodon, and GitHub Issues for sharing
  • Supports storing archived files to disk for offline use
  • Download streaming media (requires FFmpeg) for convenient media archiving.

How it works

How wayback works

Last update: May 26, 2023
Created: March 7, 2023