On the 9th of October 2020, Twitter announces that users seeking to amplify tweets from other users to their followers will need to add their own comments, or reactions before sending out the tweet to their followers.
Twitter says that this move is to “encourage everyone to not only consider why they are amplifying a Tweet, but also increase the likelihood that people add their own thoughts, reactions and perspectives to the conversation.”
There is a Difference Between Quote Tweet and Retweet on Twitter.
When you Retweet a post on Twitter, any likes, comments and further retweet that post gets from your followers will be recorded against the original tweet from the author.
However, when you Quote a Tweet, any comments, likes and further retweet that the post gets from your followers will be recorded against the tweet on your profile, and not the original tweet from the author.
For this reason, many celebrities, artists and even organizations are not happy with this new update by Twitter. But do not despair, there is a work around.
How to Send Normal Retweet on Twitter
While Quote Tweet as become the new default way of amplifying a tweet you want your followers to know of, there is still a way to amplify it as a Retweet rather than a Quote Tweet.
To send a Retweet to your followers, do the following:
- Click on the Retweet icon on the Tweet you want to amplify.
- When the Quote Tweet dialog box appears, do not write anything. Not even a period (.) or a white space ( ).
- Finally, click on the Retweet button.
When you follow the instructions above, the tweet will be sent as a Retweet and not as a Quote Tweet to your followers.
Remember, if you type in anything when the Quote Tweet dialog box appears, then that tweet will not be sent as a regular Retweet to your followers.
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