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How to Retweet

What is a Retweet?

A Tweet that you share publicly with your followers is known as a Retweet. This is a great way to pass along news and interesting discoveries on Twitter. You have the option to add your own comments and/or media before Retweeting. When using Twitter's Retweet icon, your Retweet or Quote Tweet will reference the Tweet you are sharing. When someone replies to your Quote Tweet, the author of the original Tweet will not be automatically added to the conversation. If you want to include the author of the original Tweet, you will need to mention their username.

In addition to sharing other’s Tweets on Twitter, with your own Tweet you can Retweet or Quote Tweet. This function is particularly useful when you want to re-post one of your older Tweets because it is relevant again, or Retweet your replies to other people when you want to make sure all of your followers see it. 

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How to Retweet

From the Tweet you’d like to share:

  1. Tap the Retweet icon 
  2. From the pop-up, tap Retweet.

The Tweet will then be shared with all of your followers as a Retweet.

How to Retweet

From the Tweet you’d like to share:

  1. Tap the Retweet icon 
  2. From the pop-up, tap Retweet.

The Tweet will then be shared with all of your followers as a Retweet.

How to Retweet

Hover over the Tweet you'd like to share:

  1. Click the Retweet button 
  2. A pop-up will show you the Tweet you're about to Retweet.
  3. Click the Retweet button.

The Tweet will then be shared with all of your followers as a Retweet.

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How to undo a Retweet

Find the Retweet you’d like to undo:

  1. The Retweet icon  will be highlighted. 
  2. Tap the Retweet icon.
  3. Tap Undo Retweet to confirm and the Tweet will be removed from your profile timeline.
    Note: Undoing a Retweet will remove it from other timelines, however it may still appear on mobile devices displaying cached timelines or in cross-postings to third-party sites.

How to undo a Retweet

Find the Retweet you’d like to undo:

  1. The Retweet icon  will be highlighted. 
  2. Tap the Retweet icon.
  3. Tap Undo Retweet to confirm and the Tweet will be removed from your profile timeline.
    Note: Undoing a Retweet will remove it from other timelines, however it may still appear on mobile devices displaying cached timelines or in cross-postings to third-party sites.

How to undo a Retweet

Find the Retweet you’d like to undo:

  1. The Retweet button  will be highlighted.
  2. Click the Retweet button and the Tweet will be removed from your profile timeline.
    Note: Undoing a Retweet will remove it from other timelines, however it may still appear on mobile devices displaying cached timelines or in cross-postings to third-party sites.
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How to Quote Tweet

Go to the Tweet you’d like to share:

  1. Tap the Retweet icon 
  2. Tap Retweet as Quote Tweet.
  3. Add your own comment. You also have the option to include media. Choose between one GIF, up to four photos, or a video.
  4. Tap Retweet.

The Tweet will then be shared with your followers as a Quote Tweet.

How to Quote Tweet

Go to the Tweet you’d like to share:

  1. Tap the Retweet icon 
  2. Tap Retweet as Quote Tweet.
  3. Add your own comment. You also have the option to include media. Choose between one GIF, up to four photos, or a video.
  4. Tap Retweet.

The Tweet will then be shared with your followers as a Quote Tweet.

How to Quote Tweet

Hover over the Tweet you'd like to share: 

  1. Click the Retweet button 
  2. Click Retweet as Quote Tweet.
  3. Add your own comment. You also have the option to include media. Choose between one GIF, up to four photos, or a video.
  4. Click the Retweet button.

The Tweet will then be shared with your followers as a Quote Tweet.

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How to delete a Quote Tweet

  1. In the top menu, tap your profile icon.
  2. Locate the Quote Tweet you want to delete.
  3. Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  4. Tap Delete Tweet.
  5. Tap Delete to confirm.

How to delete a Quote Tweet

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
  2. From the menu, tap Profile
  3. Locate the Quote Tweet you want to delete.
  4. Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. Tap Yes to confirm.

How to delete a Quote Tweet

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Locate the Quote Tweet you want to delete.
  3. Click the  icon 
  4. Click Delete Tweet.
  5. Click Delete to confirm.

Note: The original Tweet in your Quote Tweet does not count towards the character limit. Undoing a Quote Tweet will remove it from other timelines, however it may still appear on mobile devices displaying cached timelines or in cross-postings to third-party sites.

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