To see recent retweets on iPhone or Android: Tap on the ‘bell’ icon > ‘All’ tab
To see who retweeted a specific tweet on iPhone or Android: Go to your Twitter profile > tap on the tweet you want to check > tap on ‘Retweets’ below the tweet.
To see recent retweets on a desktop: Click on ‘Notifications’ > ‘All’ tab.
To see who retweeted a specific tweet on a desktop: Go to your Twitter profile > click on the tweet you want to check > click on ‘Retweets’ below the tweet.
Nowadays, Twitter is THE place where people share the latest updates and engage in passionate discussions.
If you’re a Twitter user, you are familiar with that excitement when your tweets get likes and retweets, which means people agree and support your ideas.
But, you might be curious to see exactly who retweeted your tweets on particular posts.
Last week, I posted a tweet and eagerly waited for it to be retweeted. But when I tried to check, I noticed that the way to see who retweeted had changed.
Therefore, below I’m sharing the steps on how to check who retweeted your tweets, and related topics, such as how to control who can retweet your tweets, how to manage retweets and how to get more retweets.
You can see all your retweet activity or see who has retweeted a specific tweet.
Follow the steps below to see recent retweets on iPhone or Android:
To see who retweeted a specific tweet:
To see your recent retweets on a desktop browser:
To see who retweeted a specific tweet:
If you are just starting out with Twitter, you might be wondering how to tell tweets and retweets apart.
Retweets look similar to regular tweets displaying the author's name and username at the top. However, you can distinguish them by the retweet icon next to the name of the user who retweeted it above the author’s name and username.
So, if you see tweets in your feed by someone who you don’t follow, don’t worry. It’s probably retweeted by someone you follow and contains ‘Retweeted by’ at the top.
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You can see tweets retweeted or ‘Quote Tweeted’ by people you follow in your home feed.
To see your most recent tweets retweeted by other people, go to the Notification page.
If you want to see how many retweets a tweet has, open the tweet and tap or click on ‘Retweets’.
If you want to see who ‘Quote Tweeted’ you, click or tap on the ‘Quote Tweets’ tab.
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If you can’t see who has retweeted or liked your tweet, it might be because the person has made their account private. Private accounts’ likes and retweets don’t appear on the list.
You can only see them on the retweets list if you have followed the person before they liked or retweeted your tweet. If you want to see their likes and retweets in the future, you have to follow them.
If you don’t like seeing retweets of other people on your Feed, you can turn off retweets from specific accounts.
On iOS devices:
On Android and desktop:
When you turn off retweets from other users, it applies to future retweets. You can’t remove other people’s retweets that are already in your feed.
Note: You can’t turn off all retweets from all accounts you follow at once.
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You can’t disable the option for people to retweet your tweets. But, you can control who can see and retweet your tweets.
To protect your tweets and make them visible only to people who follow you:
When you protect your tweets, other people can’t retweet them because you have chosen not to share your tweets publicly.
To undo or delete retweets you’ve made:
The retweet will be removed from your timeline.
If you can’t retweet someone’s tweet, they have protected their tweets. You need to follow them to be able to retweet their tweets. However, you won’t be able to retweet their tweets because they have specified they don’t want their tweets to be shared publicly.
To see if someone’s tweets are protected, go to their profile and check if there’s a lock icon next to their name on their profile.
When you tap on the ‘Retweet’ icon under a tweet, you’ll notice two options: Retweet and Quote Tweet.
If you select ‘Retweet’, you only share the other person’s tweet. It will only display the original tweet, the author’s name and username and the ‘Retweeted by’ label at the top of the tweet.
But if you select ‘Quote Tweet’, you can also add your comment before retweeting. The retweet, in this case, will also contain your comment above the original tweet.
If you are looking to expand your tweets’ reach, there are methods you can try to receive more retweets.
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In this article, we covered how to see who retweeted specific tweets and how to see your most recent retweets in the Notification tab. You can also manage who can see, retweet and like your tweets in the ‘Protect your Tweets’ option. If you can’t retweet someone’s tweet, that person has most likely protected their tweets.
We also presented how to turn off retweets from specific accounts, how to differentiate between Retweets and Quote Tweets and methods to get more retweets.
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