Twitter Tip: Retweeting an Update (RT)

Posted on 17. Jul, 2009 by in Windows Resources/Tips

I am asked this question quite a bit and I thought I would share in case others also wish to learn how to retweet (RT) a post. To “retweet” is to share someone else’s tweet along with adding RT to acknowledge the original tweeter. You may modify the original tweet to make it more interesting for your followers and you may also be forced to shorten because of the addition of the RT and user name may bring you over the 140 characters allowed.

  1. Sign into your Twitter account
  2. Locate the tweet you want to retweet
  3. Copy the tweet text including the user name at the beginning of the tweet
  4. Click Home
  5. Click Inside the What are you doing? Text box
  6. Type RT
  7. Type a space and then @
  8. Paste the text you copied in step 3
  9. Type your own text after the original tweet text (remember to keep it to the 140 character maximum)
  10. Click Update

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