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Sunday 4 December 2016

Twitter now lets you retweet yourself

Published 15/06/2016 | 08:02

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Twitter has often been criticised as a haven for oversharing narcissists: now its vainest users have one more way to love themselves.

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The social network switched on the ability for users to retweet their own posts, allowing them to re-share tweets that have already appeared in followers’ timelines.

Thankfully, a user can only retweet themselves once, preventing them from clogging up timelines by repeatedly retweeting the same message.

— Twitter (@twitter) June 14, 2016  

The update also makes it easier for users to quote-tweet themselves, which allows them to write a tweet with another tweet embedded in it.

Whereas before users would have to painstakingly copy and paste their old tweet’s URL into a new tweet, they can now do so by effortlessly pressing the retweet button and selecting “quote tweet”. What a world we live in.

— Music News & Facts (@musicnews_facts) June 14, 2016  

— Innes MᶜKendrick (@innesmck) June 14, 2016  

— Sam Sheffer (@samsheffer) June 14, 2016  

Twitter announced the update last month, alongside a number of other changes such as removing photos and usernames from the character count, and changing who sees tweets beginning with a username.

The self-retweet function is the first of these changes to be activated.

Twitter has also updated its block feature, which stops blocked users from seeing a person’s tweets and prevents tweets from the blocked user showing up in the blocker’s timeline.

Previously, if a third person would retweet either user, the other person would be able to see it, but the updated block feature closes that loophole.

Telegraph.co.uk

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