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April 7, 2015

Twitter Now Letting Users Have Their Say With Quote Tweet

Twitter has unveiled a major makeover to its quote tweet functionality, enabling users of the micro-blogging site to embed a tweet within their own tweet.

The new feature, which Twitter has been testing since last summer, gives users the chance to be more descriptive, despite the 140-character tweet-limit.

“Say more with revamped quote tweet,” reads a tweet from the company. “Rolling out on iPhone and Web, coming soon to Android.”

Twitter users now have the ability add 116 characters in remarks on top of the 140-character limit of the quoted tweet.

The new feature tackles a common complaint that Twitter users had with the quote tweet function — that it gave users no room to add their own thoughts to retweets.

How to use quote tweet to add your own comments:

From Web:

  1. Hover over a tweet.
  2. Click the Retweet icon.
  3. A pop-up will show you the tweet and a comment box.
  4. Type your own comments in the Add a comment
  5. Click the tweet 
  6. The tweet will then be shared with your followers as a quote tweet.

From mobile apps:

  1. Tap the Retweet icon.
  2. Tap Quote tweet.
  3. Add a comment and tap tweet.
  4. The tweet will then be shared with your followers as a quote tweet.

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