#HootTip: Change your Re-Tweet Style on the Fly
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.
Here’s How It Works:
First thing’s first: Ensure that you’ve enabled Twitter Web Retweets in your HootSuite dashboard settings.
From now on, it’s simple. In your dashboard, hover over a Tweet and click on the Retweet icon.
Automatically, a small dialog box will appear asking “Retweet to your followers?”
For automatic web native RTs, click “Yes.” The Tweet will automatically be retweeted to your followers.
- 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.