#HootTip: Change your Re-Tweet Style on the Fly

By Ashley Jane Brookes | 4 years ago | 36 Comments

Hoot Tip of the Day

With so many features in the HootSuite dashboard, even experienced users can have a tough time staying up to date with all the ways to monitor and engage on the social web. Each #HootTip will help you explore the handy tools and powerful features in HootSuite to help you along the path to social success.

Change Re-Tweet Style on the Fly

Retweets are a great way to share content and expand your network by amplifying tweets that resonate best with you and your following. HootSuite’s Retweet functionality allows you to choose between “old-school” RTs, which allow you to edit and add your thoughts, and automatic “web native” RTs, which don’t.

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Here’s How It Works:

  1. First thing’s first: Ensure that you’ve enabled Twitter Web Retweets in your HootSuite dashboard settings.

  2. From now on, it’s simple. In your dashboard, hover over a Tweet and click on the Retweet icon.

  3. Automatically, a small dialog box will appear asking “Retweet to your followers?”

  4. For automatic web native RTs, click “Yes.” The Tweet will automatically be retweeted to your followers.

  5. Or, to make edits, click “Edit.” A copy of the Tweet will automatically occupy the “compose message” box for you to modify and share to your followers.

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DS
DS

How does one choose which Twitter account natively retweets when you click "Yes"? Managing 4 separate Twitter handles here. 

George Kourous
George Kourous

It would be great if Hootsuite gave the option to *schedule* Twitter-style (new) RTs too....

eidylon
eidylon

Doesn't show up in the chrome web app

David Esquimal
David Esquimal

this function appeared to me as default, and i have to confess that i'm really enjoying it, having to re-build the tweet in a very weird way to just add something it was very weird.

birkenbihl
birkenbihl

whoch App on ipad?

please to log in via twitter, i forgot how i logged im at your website long ago (sorry, i hate all this typing such infos in fields with too small characters, if i enlarge, lines get too long sideways a it's NOT NOCE,).

if you have a iphone-version i would like to use it with iphone AND ipad, then everything is big enough for my old/tired eyes.

can you help??

:-)

i really like your work. thanks

vfb

t: @VeraFBirkenbihl

AmazingSusan
AmazingSusan

I just wish the predictive twitter handle function in update replies would be fixed. It is and #EPIC #FAIL to have to type in twitter nicks manually. The Tweetdeck functionality of just clicking is much superior for this....

Rob Berman
Rob Berman

Thanks for adding this feature. I have been waiting for it to arrive. I now get the choice on how to handle my RTs.

Rob

Ann
Ann

THANKS!!! I do often want to add a comment, and this makes it SO much easier!

JeffTincher
JeffTincher

THANK YOU!! i had tweeted about that a few times. That was one of the only things I still liked about TweetDeck was to edit my RT from the browser/app. It's always worked good from iPhone so had wondered when the browser version would catch up!!

I like how you guys just SNUCK that change in! I almost didn't even notice this evening!

Adam
Adam

Any integration w/ the mobile apps? iphone? android? Is there any way to "web-RT" in mobile apps anyways? thanks!

Janet Wentum
Janet Wentum

I've always wanted to add a comment or two before I retweet. Thanks for making that option available.

blackshtef
blackshtef

You need to enable new-style RTs in your Preferences. Then you'll be able to see it ;)

Jon Morter
Jon Morter

They do work. Make sure you have your 'retweets' setting ticked on the settings page. If this isn't ticked it won't be an option.

victor
victor

WOW! Fantastic! I was waiting for this feature!

kaffeeringe
kaffeeringe

Oh! There's just one other thing I'd like to have: A setting for RT-style. I would prefer to use ~ instead of "RT" - it saves a character…

kaffeeringe
kaffeeringe

Very cool! The one thing I really missed in Hootsuite! Thank you very much.

Alvaro
Alvaro

Wohooo! finally!

Ann Arbor Preschool Events
Ann Arbor Preschool Events

I'm not getting it either in Safari. Love it in HootDroid. I tried logging out & back in. Maybe you need to have the paid version.

Michael
Michael

Sweet! Thanks for adding this feature

vmdoug
vmdoug

I don't see this option on my dashboard using either Chrome or Firefox. I'm really looking forward to this feature as HootDroid has had this option/prompt for some time now.

Bert Webb
Bert Webb

For this option to show up, you must have the "Use Twitter Web retweets" checked in your preferences. If left unchecked, you do not get the option but are forced to use only the old retweet style.

Bri
Bri

Thank you very much for adding this option! Very helpful!

Hootsuite_Help_Desk
Hootsuite_Help_Desk moderator

@TrevorTynes Hi Trevor! Yes, you can schedule an "old school" style retweet from the mobile app, but not the new version. To schedule the retweet, proceed with the regular workflow to Edit and Retweet a tweet, and then tap the calendar icon to schedule the message rather than tapping Send. 


I hope this helps!


Best,


Megan @Hootsuite_Help - http://hootsuite.com/help


Sketch_Post
Sketch_Post

@George Kourous Yes, pretty pls, Hootsuite? 

knivan
knivan

@George Kourous Great idea!!!  A must feature to be added.

Mike
Mike

Agree. Hoping for that feature

eidylon
eidylon

Nevermind... I had to make the changes to my settings through the plain website in order for it to show up in the chrome app. Didn't seem to work through the settings dialog in the app.

Dave Olson
Dave Olson

Not sure what's not working for you as that feature is working as expected. Keep in mind, you can also drag and drop avatars into the message box to reply to many quickly.

SanAntonioism
SanAntonioism

I just checked it out. @vmdoug, it's not on your dashboard. It's in the box that asks if you want to "Retweet your followers?" You have the choice of "yes" or "edit". Great feature - I am glad to know about now.

AmazingSusan
AmazingSusan

I don't see the option when I click on the RT option icon on the tweets... not there.

Dave Olson
Dave Olson

Please turn on "web RT style" in your preference, then you'll see the choice.