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Twitter is the best social media platform where people can engage with others and share their opinion with the world. You can also share others’ thoughts or ideas through the same platform if you feel inspired by them. If you know how to tweet but wondering how to retweet a tweet on Twitter, you have landed in the right place. In this Tweet guide, we have shared everything from what is retweet to how to quote tweet. Continue reading to learn more.

What is Retweet?

When a user shares his idea or opinion through his Twitter handle, it is known as a tweet. And when someone else shares that post using his Twitter handle, it is called a retweet. It makes it convenient and easy to share information or news. The user can share others’ post as it is, or opt to add a comment in it. This shared tweet is Quote Retweet. When you share someone’s tweet, the original user won’t be tagged along with it. Also, he won’t be notified when your followers reply or add a comment in it.

However, you can tag or mention the original user on the Quote Retweet if you want.

Manual Retweet

The manual retweet is quite different from the Twitter retweet function. Instead of using the retweet button, it involves copying and pasting the content of other users. Here, a retweeter can also mention the original author to give them credit and tag them into the retweet.

Why to Retweet on Twitter?

Before jumping on the steps for how to retweet something on Twitter, you should learn why to retweet etiquette and the benefits of retweeting. You can retweet others’ posts for many good reasons. Some are –

  • You can retweet to share someone’s opinion you totally agree with.
  • You can quote retweet someone’s post with whom you disagree and add a comment to state why.
  • You can retweet to build a relationship with or get noticed by the original author of the tweet.
  • Your retweet can sometimes help you start a conversation or engage with the audience.

Retweet Etiquette

There are some inferred rules that you must follow to become a good retweeter. Here are some –

  • When someone retweets a post, it is common for the original author to send a direct message or follow that user.
  • The original author can also retweet any post of that user as a favor of return.
  • The user (retweeter) can also add a comment with the retweet to add more value.

Benefits of Retweet

Sharing others’ tweets can benefit both the original author and retweeter in many ways. One of them is that it allows them to connect and engage with many people.

  • Retweeting others’ posts can help a retweeter to engage or get noticed by the original author and start a conversation.
  • It helps you set yourself apart from others who only comment or like others’ posts.
  • It allows the user to add valuable information and become the new voice for the followers.
  • Retweeting a post helps your followers identify your belief system and garner their appreciation.

However, one must remember that retweeting is all about being social and sharing stuff while having fun. Oversharing or over-tweeting others’ posts can ruin your image and make you an irritating user for your followers. So, use this feature wisely.

How to Retweet on Desktop

Step 1: Open the official Twitter website and login into your account.

Step 2: Go through your Home timeline until you see a suitable Tweet you want to retweet.

Retweet to tweet

Step 3: Click on the Tweet to open it, and press the Retweet button. Or, you can directly click on the Retweet button below the Tweet itself.

Retweeting a tweet

Step 4: Finally, select the Retweet option.

How to Quote Tweet on Desktop

Step 1: Open the official Twitter website and login into your account.

Step 2: Go through your Home timeline until you see a suitable Tweet you want to retweet.

Step 3: Click on the Tweet to open it, and press the Retweet button. Or, you can directly click on the Retweet button below the Tweet itself.

Step 4: Finally, select the Quote Retweet option.

Option to quote a retweet

Step 5: On the new window, enter the quote you want to add with the retweet.

Enter a quote message

Step 6: Hit the Tweet button to quote a tweet.

How to retweet and quote on Android

How to Retweet on Android

Step 1: Open the official Twitter app and login into your account.

Step 2: Go through your Home timeline until you see a suitable Tweet you want to retweet.

Step 3: Click on the Tweet to open it, and press the Retweet button. Or, you can directly click on the Retweet button below the Tweet itself.

Step 4: Finally, select the Retweet option.

How to retweet on Android

How to Quote Tweet on Android

Step 1: Open the official Twitter website and login into your account.

Step 2: Go through your Home timeline until you see a suitable Tweet you want to retweet.

Step 3: Click on the Tweet to open it, and press the Retweet button. Or, you can directly click on the Retweet button below the Tweet itself.

Step 4: Finally, select the Retweet option.

Step 5: On the new window, enter the quote you want to add with the retweet.

Quote a tweet on Twitter

Step 6: Hit the Tweet button to quote a tweet.

FAQ on How to Retweet

Can I retweet my old tweets?

Yes, a user can retweet his old or new tweets.

Why can’t I retweet some tweets?

If a user has set privacy on his tweets, only the followers can see those tweets. But no one, except for the original author, can retweet them.

Will the original Twitter user see that I retweeted his post?

Yes, the original tweet author will get a notification on who retweeted his post.

Can I retweet an image, video, or GIF?

Yes, you can include any media in your retweet, as you do in your tweet. But you can’t add polls.

What is the word limit for Quote Tweet?

The word limit of quote retweets is the same as a tweet, which is up to 280 characters.

Can I schedule a retweet?

No, Twitter doesn’t allow the users to schedule their retweets. But you can save your retweets for publishing it later.

How can I see my most retweeted tweet on Twitter?

The introduction of the Analytics feature allows Twitter users to see their top retweets and tweets.

Can I retweet a retweet?

Yes, you can retweet a Twitter retweet. However, if you have added a retweet without comment the first time, you can only share a quote retweet the next time.

What happens to preexisting retweets if the account being retweeted goes private?

If the user decides to make his tweets private, it won’t affect the preexisting retweets shared by his follower or non-follower.

If you made a mistake or mistakenly retweeted a post, here are the steps on how to delete a retweet and how to delete a tweet. Did you find our article on how to retweet informative? Read on to learn more about this social media platform.

The post How to Retweet and Quote a Tweet? – A Step-by-Step Guide appeared first on TechPrevue. The author is Vinay Prajapati.

Angelica Gaskins
Angelica Gaskins is the Editor of Techtear. She’s an award-winning blogger and author, and an occasional consultant on tech startup marketing strategy. She focuses on technology related news coverage, other editorial content, and working with the growing community of correspondents and contributors.
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Angelica Gaskins
Angelica Gaskins is the Editor of Techtear. She’s an award-winning blogger and author, and an occasional consultant on tech startup marketing strategy. She focuses on technology related news coverage, other editorial content, and working with the growing community of correspondents and contributors.
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