Twitter Officially Allows Retweeting With Comments

If you have been watching your Twitter feed recently, you may have noticed some changes. In early April, Twitter officially revamped the retweet feature.

Since the beginning of Twitter, retweeting has been a common practice. However, it sometimes took creative thinking to get the original message and your added commentary into the 140-character limit. Now, users can retweet content and add to the conversation.

When users retweet, it now puts the original tweet in a box and you can add your own commentary, up to 116 characters in length.

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Some users like the new look, others do not. I think it gives the Twitter feed a cleaner look, but it does make pictures and graphics smaller (especially on mobile devices). I also like the fact that you don’t have to squeeze your comments and the original post into 140 characters.

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About Kala Morrissey

Kala Morrissey is the Coordinator of Marketing and Visual Information for Omaha Public Schools. She is currently the President of the Nebraska Chapter of NSPRA. Kala has presented at the local, state and national level on the role of social media in education. She was named to NSPRA's 35 under 35 list in 2012 and a NSPRA Front Runner in 2014-15.

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