If you’re on Twitter, you may know what a retweet is and how it works. A “manual” retweet, on the other pointer, is a specific form of retweeting.

Manual Retweets Clarified

A manual retweet involves copying and pasting another stoner’s tweet into the Compose modern Tweet box and then typing ‘RT’ (which stands for retweet) before the tweet text, attended by the Twitter handle of the user who originally tweeted it. A manual retweet is a thoughtful direction to provide someone qualified for a great tweet that gets reposted by someone else.

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For example, a manual retweet might look something like any of the following:

RT @username: The sky is dreary!

Imagine the v usernames of the users you’re retweeting in the above scenarios, and that’s all there is to it. The last example includes a comment before the manual retweet from the retweeter who responds and answers back to the initial tweet.

Usual Retweets Clarified

The manual retweet trend was big in Twitter’s ahead days, but it’s now utilized less often. Twitter now gives you the alternative to retweet someone else’s tweet by featuring their entire tweet (including profile photo, Twitter handle, actual tweet text, and all) by entrenching it into your Twitter profile commotion.

A look at any tweet in your stream should show a Retweet link or button exemplified by an icon with two arrows—both on the web and the Twitter mobile apps. That retweet button is there, so you don’t have to manually retweet another user’s tweet.

This clarifies why you might see other profile photos and Twitter users accomplish in your stream that you don’t follow. The people you follow are retweeting other tweets from other users, but they’re not performing it manually by building a new tweet and typing ‘RT’ in front of it.

When Should You Use a Manual Retweet Versus the Twitter Retweet Function?

Some users frown upon manual retweets because even though they comprise the original tweeter’s Twitter handle, the user who manually retweeted them receives all the favorites, interactions, and additional retweets. BuzzFeed published an informative article on the matter, which clarifies the sculpture of Twitter retweet appropriateness.

As shown in the third manual retweet example above, manual retweets are beneficial when one user needs to react and reply to another user’s tweet as they retweet it. Although this wasn’t always apparent in Twitter’s regular retweet function, updated versions of Twitter now enable an additional comment in the retweet.

When you click or tap the retweet button on any tweet, the tweet emerges over your screen in a box with a comment field above it. Performing so is preferable to manual retweeting because you can use 280 characters in your comment while retweeting another user’s tweet completely. The retweeted tweet is connected to your comment and appears implanted in your feed.

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You might notice ‘MT’ instead of ‘RT’ in a manual tweet. MT stands for a modified tweet. Subtweeting is a less popular trend on Twitter that involves mentioning other people or stoners without their understanding


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