Thursday, 26 February 2015

Have you pinned a tweet to your Twitter profile?

I'm grateful to those people who re-tweet my tweets. I like to respond in kind but many 'tweeps' make this difficult. I'd often scroll through many pages of their Twitter profile before I find something of theirs to re-tweet. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone had a tweet at the top of their profile which they would like re-tweeting?
Twitter obviously thinks that and has made it easy for us to do this if you are using a browser based version of Twitter  - not an app on a mobile device.

Using Twitter on a Desktop/Laptop

The tweep needs to set up an embedded tweet. All authors should do that as a matter of priority. Here's how to do that.

  1. Go to your Twitter Profile. If you are using your PC click your profile icon at the top right of your Twitter screen to view your recent tweets. 

  2. In your Twitter profile find the tweet you wish to embed and click the ellipsis icon under it. From the menu select 'Embed tweet'. It's as simple as that.
    Your tweet is now pinned to the top of your profile. Anyone viewing it using a browser will see it first and find something to re-tweet. Change it often to keep it fresh.
Unfortunately the mobile version of Twitter doesn't show embedded tweets or allow you to set them up - yet. Something we should request @Twitter to implement in the app?

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