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. 

 
Check it out before you Tweet it

We think it’s important to help you have better and safer conversations on Twitter –– and that starts with being more informed about what you’re sharing with your followers.

If you choose to Retweet or Quote Tweet an article that you haven't opened recently on Twitter, you may see a prompt asking if you’d like to read the article before Retweeting or Quote Tweeting it. We believe this helps to give you better context and to reduce uninformed sharing on Twitter. When you see this prompt you’ll have the option to open and review the article. You can still go ahead and Retweet or Quote Tweet the article without opening it.

Similarly, if your Tweet reply is identified as potentially harmful or offensive language, we may ask you, via a prompt, if you want to review it before sending. There will be options to send, edit, or delete the Tweet reply. And if you think we make a mistake, you can let us know.

You may receive a prompt to review your Tweet reply if it potentially contains harmful or offensive language.
A pop-up will appear asking you to select "yes" or "no" to whether or not we got this wrong.

Note: Tweet reply prompts are only available to people using Twitter on iOS and Android in English. Retweet or Quote Tweet prompts are available to everyone using Twitter.

How to Retweet
From the Tweet you’d like to share:
Step 1

Tap the Retweet icon 

Step 2

From the pop-up, tap Retweet.

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

From the Tweet you’d like to share:
Step 1

Tap the Retweet icon 

Step 2

From the pop-up, tap Retweet.

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

Hover over the Tweet you'd like to share:
Step 1

Click the Retweet button 

Step 2

A pop-up will show you the Tweet you're about to Retweet.

Step 3

Click the Retweet button.

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

How to undo a Retweet
Find the Retweet you’d like to undo:
Step 1

The Retweet icon  will be highlighted. 

Step 2

Tap the Retweet icon.

Step 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.

Find the Retweet you’d like to undo:
Step 1

The Retweet icon  will be highlighted. 

Step 2

Tap the Retweet icon.

Step 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.

Find the Retweet you’d like to undo:
Step 1

The Retweet button  will be highlighted.

Step 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.

How to Quote Tweet
Go to the Tweet you’d like to share:
Step 1

Tap the Retweet icon 

Step 2

Tap Retweet as Quote Tweet.

Step 3

Add your own comment. You also have the option to include media. Choose between one GIF, up to four photos, or a video.

Step 4

Tap Retweet.

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

Go to the Tweet you’d like to share:
Step 1

Tap the Retweet icon 

Step 2

Tap Retweet as Quote Tweet.

Step 3

Add your own comment. You also have the option to include media. Choose between one GIF, up to four photos, or a video.

Step 4

Tap Retweet.

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

Hover over the Tweet you'd like to share:
Step 1

Click the Retweet button 

Step 2

Click Retweet as Quote Tweet.

Step 3

Add your own comment. You also have the option to include media. Choose between one GIF, up to four photos, or a video.

Step 4

Click the Retweet button.

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

How to delete a Quote Tweet
Step 1

In the top menu, tap your profile icon.

Step 2

Locate the Quote Tweet you want to delete.

Step 3

Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet.

Step 4

Tap Delete Tweet.

Step 5

Tap Delete to confirm.

Step 1

In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.

Step 2

From the menu, tap Profile

Step 3

Locate the Quote Tweet you want to delete.

Step 4

Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet.

Step 5

Tap Delete.

Step 6

Tap Yes to confirm.

Step 1

Go to your profile.

Step 2

Locate the Quote Tweet you want to delete.

Step 3

Click the  icon 

Step 4

Click Delete Tweet.

Step 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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