Retweeting another person's Tweet

What is a retweet?

A retweet is someone else's Tweet that you chose to share with all of your followers. You can use our built-in retweet feature or you can manually retweet content by copying and pasting it into a new Tweet of your own. Both are outlined below. 

    How to retweet without adding your own commentary:

    1. Hover over a Tweet.
    2. Click the Retweet link, highlighted below.
    3. A pop-up will show you the Tweet you're about to retweet and will ask you to confirm.
    4. Click the blue Retweet button.
    5. The Tweet will then be shared with all of your followers!

    How to retweet and add your own comments (RT):

    1. Copy the content of the Tweet you'd like to share. (Note: this only works if the Tweet is much shorter than 140 characters. We recommend using the official retweet button.)
    2. Open a new Tweet box and paste the content into the message.
    3. Add the letters RT and the Tweet author's @username to show that it's a retweet and isn't your own content. 
    4. Add your comment at the beginning of the message, as shown below. 
    5. Click Tweet to post the message to your followers.

    Note: The Quote Tweet feature is only available on our mobile apps at this time. If you want to quote a Tweet on the web, follow the steps listed above.

    Having trouble?

    Click here to view our troubleshooting articles about Tweets. 

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