Twitter Updates “Quote Tweet” Button in Mobile Apps!

Apr 7, 2015 | 1,725 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Twitter announced today that it’s updating the “quote tweet” button in mobile apps. It is giving web users the option to add commentary to tweets they want to share. Tweets shared in this way will be embedded and displayed as a Twitter-card style image. The change for mobile is rolling out now on iOS and will be “coming soon” to Android. This means that when users hit the quote tweet button they will no longer get a full dump of the tweet’s text in the compose window. They will be able to append up to 116 characters of commentary.

Say more with revamped quote Tweet! Rolling out on iPhone and web, coming soon to Android.

— Twitter (@twitter) April 6, 2015

The change for web users, which is also rolling out now, gives the option of adding a comment after hitting the retweet button:

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Twitter is still working on display of such tweets. They display with the embed as intended on iOS, web and even the official Twitter Android app. On Twitter for Mac and TweetDeck and tweets embedded on websites, they only show the comment with a link to the original tweet. Presumably, the company intends to standardize the look across all platforms.

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