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

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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:

  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.