How to quote a tweet: 7 steps (with pictures)

How to quote a tweet: 7 steps (with pictures)
How to quote a tweet: 7 steps (with pictures)
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Twitter makes it easy to share tweets posted by other people with the Retweet feature. When you retweet someone else's ideas, photos and videos or even links, you will be able to add your own comments and opinions above the quote. If you don't want to add anything, you can just retweet. Both of these options automatically add the original author's Twitter username and the word Retweeted to the quote so your followers know the source. Find out the steps for quoting someone else's tweet on Twitter.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Quote a tweet

Quote a Tweet Step 1

Step 1. Scroll down to the tweet you want to quote

If you want to be able to quote it while adding your own opinions or comments, you can easily do so by following this method.

Quote a Tweet Step 2

Step 2. Click or tap the Retweet button

It's the little icon under the tweet that looks like two arrows forming a square. A window showing a preview of the tweet will open and offer you the option to add your own comment.

  • If you cite a news article, you may see a message reminding you to read the article before retweeting it. Click or tap the link to read the article or select Retweet as quoted tweet to continue.
Quote a Tweet Step 3

Step 3. Add a comment

When you retweet a quote, you can enter your own text, add up to four photos, attach a video, or include a GIF.

Quote a Tweet Step 4

Step 4. Click or tap Retweet

The original tweet is then shared as a quote with your own comments or attachments. The name and username of the person who originally posted the tweet will appear right above the quote.

Method 2 of 2: Retweet

Quote a Tweet Step 5

Step 1. Scroll down to the tweet you want to quote

If you don't want to add your own comment to the tweet you're quoting, you can just retweet it on your own. The retweeted word will appear above the tweet in people's newsfeeds so they know it wasn't originally yours.

As of October 2020, Twitter automatically displays the option to add your own comments when you retweet. Even though you might think it is, that doesn't mean you have to add your own comments to every retweet

Quote a Tweet Step 6

Step 2. Click or tap the Retweet button

These are the two arrows forming a square under the tweet. A window that displays a preview of the tweet will open. This also gives you the option to add your own comment, but we'll only retweet the quote by itself here.

  • If you cite a news article, you may see a message reminding you to read the article before retweeting it. Click or tap the link to read the article if you want or select Retweet as quoted tweet to continue.
Quote a Tweet Step 7

Step 3. Click or tap Retweet

The original tweet is now shared on your own thread.

Advice

  • To find out if someone else has quoted one of your tweets, click or tap your tweet and then click or tap the option Quote tweets down.

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