- Definition: A reply is when you respond to another person's post.
- Where it appears for the sender: On the sender's profile page.
- Where it appears for the recipient: In the recipient's Notifications tab. Like mentions, replies will also appear in the recipient's Home timeline if they are following the sender.
- Who else sees it? Anyone following the sender and the recipient of a reply will see it in their Home timeline.
- Places it will never appear: On anyone's profile page, unless they sent the reply.
Additional types of posts
You'll find Reposts in your timeline, your profile, and other profile pages on X. Learn more about where reposts (and your posts that have been reposted by others) appear on X.
About reposts with comment
The Quote post feature allows you to post another person's post with your own comment added.
About replies sent from accounts with protected posts
By protecting your posts (making them private), you're telling us that you don't want anyone to see any of your posts unless you've accepted their follow request. If your posts are protected and you send a reply or mention, only those you've approved to view your posts will ever be able to see them. If you want to send posts such as mentions or replies to people who are not following you, unprotect your posts to make them public.
Where replies between other people appear
If you're not the sender or recipient of a reply, you may still see a reply to someone else in your timeline.
You will see replies in your Home timeline if you are following both the sender and the recipient of the reply, or if we think the reply is relevant to you. Otherwise, you won't see the reply unless you visit the sender's profile page.
If you send a reply to someone, it does not show on their profile page. Only replies that person has sent will show on their profile.
About content you may see from outside your network
Additionally, when we identify a post, an account to follow, or other content that's popular or relevant, we may add it to your timeline. We select each post using a variety of signals, including how popular it is and how people in your network are interacting with it. We make recommendations to make it easier and faster to find content that contributes to the conversation in a meaningful way, such as content that is relevant, credible, and safe. This means you will sometimes see posts from accounts you don't follow. We recommend posts to you based on who you already follow and Topics you follow, and don’t recommend content that might be abusive or spammy. We share recommendations via push notifications, your Notifications tab, and by adding them to your Home timeline.
What are Promoted posts?
Learn about X's Promoted posts.