Updated: 06/27/2017 by Computer Hope
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Often abbreviated as RT, retweet is a term that describes mentioning another user's tweet on Twitter. For example, if you read a tweet you enjoyed or think your followers might enjoy, you can hover over the tweet and click the "Retweet" link to share it under your username. A retweeted tweet begins with RT @originaluser, where @originaluser is the name of the author of the original tweet.


It is important to realize that the 140-character limitation still applies to retweets, so plan your total message length accordingly.

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