How to Check Who Retweeted a Tweet
A couple of decades ago, if you would have asked people what tweeting was, they’d probably say it’s the sound a bird makes. Nowadays, 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 live together side by side. There’s nothing quite like that giddy feeling of being noticed when getting your first retweet.
But how do you check who has retweeted you?
In this article, we’ll be sharing tips on checking who has shared your tweet, depending on which device you’re using. Carry on reading to find out more.
How to Check Who Retweeted a Tweet on a PC
A retreat is a way for your tweets to be reposted by other accounts. It looks like a regular 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 been retweeting you. All you need 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 has retweeted you.
How to Check Who Retweeted a Tweet on an iPhone
Here’s how to check who has been retweeting you using the Twitter app for iPhones.
- Once you’ve downloaded the Twitter app, tap the icon (a white bird with a light blue background).
- Log in, and you’ll see four icons at the bottom of your screen. Tap on the bell icon.
- The next screen is your notifications page, where you can check out your Twitter activity, including any mentions or Retweets.
How to Check Who Retweeted a Tweet on an Android
To see who exactly has been retweeting you, you simply need to do the following:
- Log in to the app.
- Find the bell icon at the bottom of the screen and tap it.
- You’ll be transported to your notifications page. Here you will be able to see all your Twitter activity, including retweets.
I’ve Received a Retweet Notification but Can’t See Who Has Retweeted. Why Is This?
The reason you may sometimes get a notification for a retweet but aren’t able to see who it’s by is that the account that retweeted you is set to “Private.” This means that any activity by the private account can only be seen by their followers.
How Do I Turn Off Retweets?
While it’s not possible to switch off all retweets or remove them from your timeline, you can switch off which retweets you see from certain accounts. If you don’t like what some Twitter users are sharing, it’s easy to switch the function off. Here’s how:
On an iOS device:
1. Go onto the account’s profile and tap the gear icon.
2. Select the “Turn off Retweets” option.
From the web and Android devices:
1. Go to the account’s profile and click or tap the overflow icon (three vertical dots).
2. Select “Turn off Retweets.”
Why Are Some Tweets Not Able to Be Retweeted?
If you’ve requested to follow any private accounts, it isn’t possible to retweet any of their tweets. For obvious reasons, the account holder does not wish for their tweets to be widely shared, so the retweet function is disabled when they use their account. These accounts have a lock icon next to their Twitter name, indicating that their tweets are protected.
Are There Any Limits to the Amount of Times a Tweet Can Be Retweeted?
While there are no limits to the number of times someone can retweet a tweet, Twitter only displays the first 100 accounts to have retweeted. If you want to get a celebrity to notice, you make sure to get in there early and retweet their stuff before everyone else does.
What Is a Quote Tweet and How Does It Differ From a Retweet?
The answer isn’t “A tweet with quotation marks around it.” Instead, a Quote Tweet is a retweet with the option to leave a comment while ensuring the original tweet is still visible. It’s a great tool for connecting with followers as it gives other Twitter users an insight into your thoughts on a topic. The Quote Tweet option can also boost your Twitter visibility as well as create network growth.
How Do I Delete a Retweet?
Deleting your retweets is a simple process. All you need to do is hit the retweet icon in the tweet you’ve 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 that.
A Little Birdy Tells Us
Unlike other social media sites, Twitter isn’t about “friending” but instead “following.” Since its launch, it has evolved into the ultimate news source. These days, news reaches Twitter before it reaches 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 all over the world.
Are you an avid Tweeter? Have you mastered the retweet function? Whatever your position on it may be, we’d love to hear back from you. Share your opinion with us and leave a comment below.