Do you remember when Twitter first came onto the scene? It had much fewer features than it has today, and it was tough to have a flowing conversation.
As a result, Twitter users developed their own ways to adapt the app to their needs. Thus was born the hashtag, as well as the “RT” that’s used today to signify retweets. Of course, retweets are now very much part of Twitter—the feature has its own dedicated button.
But it still isn’t easy following a timeline of retweets, especially if the retweeter chooses to quote the original tweet and add their own message rather than just rebroadcast the content “as is.” The problem is further exacerbated by publishers who deliberately ask for quoted tweets. The feature is more and more being used as a way to vote on topics, and with increasing regularity.
Quote This With Your Favourite Subject…!!
Mine: Maths ?
— MaNiii ?? (@usman_ali9525) April 18, 2018
Wouldn’t it be great if you could track timelines of quoted tweets to keep conversations in order? Well, you can. Here’s how.
How to See a Timeline of Quoted Tweets
To see a timeline of quoted tweets on Twitter, follow the step-by-step instructions below:
- Navigate to the original tweet that you want to find quotes for.
- Copy the URL from your browser’s address bar.
- Paste the URL into Twitter’s search box.
- Press Enter.
You will see a timeline of all tweets, retweets, and quotes associated with the original content.
If you’re on a mobile device, the process is broadly the same. You can get a tweet’s URL from the share menu. Just make sure you strip away any junk from the end of the URL before performing your search. You can remove anything beyond and including the question mark in the URL.
For more tricks, check out our feature-length guide on how to use Twitter.