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UPDATED: How to retweet yourself on Twitter over and over [SOCIAL MEDIA]

Christoph Trappe

September 26, 2016

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As of June 14, 2016, you can now retweet your existing tweets one time after they were originally published. But, and this is a big but, you can only retweet your tweets from the mobile app. It does not work from the desktop as of Sept. 26, 2016. No idea why not, but you can officially retweet yourself once and only from the mobile app. The unofficial way (which can be done over and over on any device is outlined below).

Here’s how to do it officially:

Find the tweet you want to retweet. Click on the RT button and you get these options. RETWEET shares it again. QUOTE TWEET allows you to add a new comment on top.


You can do this exactly once. But the information outlined below (basically a hack on how to retweet yourself over and over) still works as of June 14,2016, too.

June 5, 2016 post (The unofficial hack to retweet yourself)

Twitter announced in May 2016 that it will allow users to retweet themselves in the coming months:

Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: We’ll be enabling the Retweet button on your own Tweets, so you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself when you want to share a new reflection or feel like a really good one went unnoticed.

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I used to joke that “I wouldn’t have to repeat myself on Twitter if Twitter let me retweet myself. But it turns out you can already quote yourself – even with the button still disabled as of June 5, 2016.


Here’s how you quote yourself – even without the official RT button working for you. I’ve tested this on the Twitter iPhone app and assume that it works similarly on desktop and other devices. Give it a try and let me know here.

1. Go to the Tweet you want to reshare. Click the three dots on the right.

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2. Click on “share via” which then gets you this screen:


3. Click “copy link to Tweet” and then paste that into a new Tweet.


4. Add any new comment before the link and once you Tweet it looks like this below.


Conclusion 

That’s how you can retweet/quote yourself currently. Of course, that’s quite a bit of work and clicking the RT button, when that function becomes available, will be easier. If you can’t wait, here’s the workaround/current way.

Just don’t count retweeting yourself as engagement. 🙂

Recommended reading for you: 

What to do with Twitter share buttons after share counts have been removed 


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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