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Does Twitter allow you to repeat Tweets?

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Yes, as of August 2016, Twitter still allows the repeating of Tweets within reason and you can even retweet yourself.

I do repeat myself on Twitter and use SocialOomph.com to do that. But here’s my typical rule:

I usually don’t repeat a tweet – if it’s worth repeating – until several days later. Typically, that’s five days and more commonly 13 days. I like the 13-day interval because it spaces things out quite a bit and rotates days of publication.

Twitter moves so fast that most followers will not notice and I see great engagement with repeat posts.

Recommended reading:

How to retweet yourself over and over 

Why I may retweet competitors from time to time

How to tweet from conferences  

But it’s possible to repeat yourself too much.

As Tyler Luebke said, people repeating the same thing daily needs to stop. Agreed.


And Twitter already actively stops repeat Tweets that are too close to each other. I ran a test and found that posts repeating within an hour will be rejected.


That’s probably a good rule since that does seem a bit overkill.

Repeating valuable information from time to time seems okay. People who haven’t seen it will be thankful but don’t overdo it.


Christoph Trappe

Hello and thanks for stopping by. I'm Christoph Trappe and I'm the Vice President of Content Marketing Strategy, Americas, at ScribbleLive, which is based in Toronto and is a global content marketing software company. Before I started at ScribbleLive I was VP of Content Marketing and Conversion at MedTouch, a Boston-based company that helps healthcare organizations with digital marketing. I've written two books, speak at conferences around the globe and blog frequently on here. I love sharing my stories and helping organizations share theirs. If you need help, just visit the Contact Me page in the navigation and drop me a note. I'm always happy to chat! Thanks for reading! - Christoph ctrappe@christophtrappe.com 319-389-9853

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