Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope
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A tweet is a single post (message) made on Twitter by someone often called a tweeter.


After the rebranding of Twitter to "X" in 2023, a "tweet" is now officially called a "post."

A subtweet is a tweet about a person that doesn't mention their username with the @ symbol. For example, if someone tweeted, "Hey computerhope, I need help," we would not be notified because it's missing the @ symbol in front of our username. However, we would be notified if the tweet was "Hey @computerhope, I need help."


If your username is unique enough, you could also use the Twitter search to find any tweet containing your username.

What is the character limit for a tweet?

The character limit for messages on Twitter is 280 characters.

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