A few decades ago, if you asked people what the tweet was, they probably would have said it was the sound of a bird. These days, it seems like everyone and their dog has a Twitter account.
Twitter is the ultimate information sharing tool. As the birthplace of the hashtag, Twitter is where breaking news, memes, and daily rants coexist. There's nothing quite like that dizzying feeling of being noticed on your first retweet.
But how do you check who retweeted you?
In this article, we'll share tips for checking who shared your tweet, depending on the device you're using. Keep reading to learn more.
How to Check Who Retweeted a Tweet on PC
A retreat is a way for your tweets to be reposted by other accounts. It looks like a normal tweet with the original author's name and username next to it, followed by the retweet icon (two arrows forming a square).
If you're accessing Twitter from a PC, here's how to check who's retweeted you. All you have to do is follow these three simple steps:
- Log in to your Twitter account on your PC.
- From your "Home" timeline, click on the "Notifications" tab.
- You should be able to see all your Twitter activity here, including who retweeted you.
How to Check Who Retweeted a Tweet on an iPhone
Here's how to check who retweeted you using the Twitter iPhone app.
- Once you've downloaded the Twitter app, tap the icon (a white bird with a light blue background).
- Log in and you will see four icons at the bottom of your screen. Tap the bell icon.
- The next screen is your notifications page, where you can view your Twitter activity, including mentions or retweets.
How to Check Who Retweeted a Tweet on Android
To see who exactly retweeted you, just do the following:
- Log in to the app.
- Find the bell icon at the bottom of the screen and tap it.
- You will be transported to your notifications page. Here you will be able to see all of your Twitter activity, including retweets.
I received a retweet notification but I can't see who retweeted. Why is it?
The reason why you can sometimes get a notification for a retweet but can't see who it is is that the account that retweeted you is set to "Private". This means that any activity from the private account can only be seen by its followers.
How to disable retweets?
While it's not possible to turn off all retweets or remove them from your timeline, you can turn off the retweets you see on certain accounts. If you don't like what some Twitter users are sharing, it's easy to turn off the feature. Here's how:
On an iOS device:
1. Go to account profile and tap the gear icon.
2. Select the “Disable Retweets” option.
From web and Android devices:
1. Go to the account profile and click or tap the overflow icon (three vertical dots).
2. Select "Disable retweets".
Why can't some tweets be retweeted?
If you have requested to follow private accounts, it is not possible to retweet any of their tweets. For obvious reasons, the account holder does not want their tweets to be widely shared, so the retweet feature is disabled when using their account. These accounts have a lock icon next to their Twitter name, indicating that their tweets are protected.
Are there limits to the number of times a tweet can be retweeted?
Although there is no limit to the number of times a person can retweet a tweet, Twitter only displays the top 100 accounts to retweet. If you want to get a celebrity noticed, be sure to get there early and retweet their stuff before everyone else.
What is a quote tweet and how does it differ from a retweet?
The answer is not "A tweet with quotes around it". Instead, a quote Tweet is a retweet with the ability to leave a comment while ensuring the original tweet is still visible. It's a great tool for connecting with followers because it gives other Twitter users insight into your thoughts on a topic. The Quote Tweet option can also increase your visibility on Twitter and create network growth.
How to delete a retweet?
Deleting your retweets is a simple process. All you have to do is click on the retweet icon in the tweet you shared. The tweet will no longer appear on your personal Twitter page; however, this does not delete the original tweet. Only the account holder can do this.
A little Birdy tells us
Unlike other social media sites, Twitter is not about "associating" but rather "following". Since its launch, it has become the ultimate source of information. These days, news hits Twitter before it hits a mainstream newswire.
Therefore, knowing how to navigate Twitter and functions such as retweeting is increasingly important. It helps us keep up with the latest trends and start conversations with people around the world.
Are you a Tweeter enthusiast? Are you familiar with the retweet function? Whatever your stance on this, we'd love to hear from you. Share your opinion with us and leave a comment below.