Guide on 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.