Twitter has been making it easier for you to share tweets in many ways recently. Like when you are waiting in line at the market before a snowstorm and you check your Twitter feed on the impending storm.
You want your family and friends to know, how do you share a tweet on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram?
The Secret of How to Share Tweets in Different Places
You want to share this info from Twitter with your family and friends who are NOT on Twitter.
(Yes, imagine, some people never got on Twitter. Or like many others signed up and never tweeted.)
SO, you click the share button on Twitter from your mobile device.
You will notice now you have several more options for sharing tweets than ever before!
Therefore one doesn’t have to be on Twitter to see tweets that others share with them off the network.
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Share Tweets on Twitter
Of course, this is the easiest and most way tweets are shared today. Many people retweet other tweets. It’s a simple RT but to get more personal add your own recommendation on a tweet in front of it.
It is easier today to retweet with the 280 characters allowed on Twitter vs the old 140-character count. Amber Lena did a great Retweet by adding something personal before the retweet.
— Amber Lena (@amberlena_PSU) March 9, 2018
Here is one I did the other day that sparked a conversation later:
— Lisa ??? (@Lisapatb) March 12, 2018
Do you hear the Jaws theme quietly playing in the background?! ? We don’t bite. I promise.
— Justin Michaels (@JMichaelsNews) March 12, 2018
Share Tweets via DM – Direct Message
Don’t want to publicly share something on Twitter? Send it via a direct message on Twitter. DM’s are private messages you can send to someone on Twitter. However, they must be following you or allow direct messages on their account.
Of course, I always think with these types of messages if something ever goes wrong they could become public. (Just saying!). How many times have private messages or emails become public? Always think beforehand, would you want your mother or child to see this tweet?
Instant Message Someone the Tweet
You can share a tweet via an instant message to someone who is not on Twitter. Sometimes you may see a tweet that you know someone would love to know about.
Share the special tweet via an instant message on your mobile. Even if they are not on Twitter they can read it. Of course, you could also make a screenshot for them to see the pictures, etc.
Share the Tweet to Facebook to Share Tweets on Facebook
This is my favorite way to share tweets during weather events. You can choose whether to share on your personal Facebook feed, someone else’s feed, or, your Facebook page.
How to share tweets on Facebook from Twitter: You must do it from your mobile phone first. Be sure to use the “share public option.” This way you can embed the post later on your blog or website.
Here you can see it on my Facebook timeline: I used the embed post feature to showcase it here for you so you can see how to share a tweet to Facebook.
How to Bookmark the Tweet (New!)
Instead of liking a tweet, bookmark it and only you will know. You can refer to it later. This is a new feature from Twitter. It’s supposedly secretive.
If you like a tweet, it’s public knowledge. It will show on your Twitter timeline. But a bookmark is private!
Carolyn from the Wonder of Tech did a great post on the Bookmark feature from Twitter.
One quick note, you do have to use the Twitter MOBILE version. I had saved one bookmark the other day and could not find it on my desktop. But on mobile, it was there! Of course, you can view the mobile version on your desktop too. (it’s mobile.twitter.com)
Update! Today the bookmark feature is available on desktop too!
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Embed the Tweet on Your Website or Blog
I love doing this one from time to time. It’s a great way to show by example and showcase your favorite peeps. When you embed a tweet on a website or blog it adds years to the life of a tweet.
This is a book on my wish list from my awesome blogging mentor Ryan Biddulph to add to my eBook collection. I do recommend any of his 120+ eBooks available on Amazon. I’ve read several of them over the past year.
— Ryan Biddulph (@RyanBiddulph) March 13, 2018
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Add a Tweet to Moments – Explore Tab
Moments are a great way to share a collection of tweets with others about an event. It is best to keep your moments to a maximum of 10 tweets.
Now, you can find them under the Twitter Explore tab as they were moved about a year ago. You will see topics that you have set in your settings as topics of interest to you.
Use Click To Tweet For Your Blog or Website
Can you tell I love using this feature? I try to use them in every post now. Having a click to tweet helps spread your content further into the Twitterverse. (Thanks to Cori Ramos, a blog designer, for coining that term Twitterverse!) There are several plugins you can choose from to do this with a WordPress website.
- Click to Tweet
- Better Click to Tweet
- Social Warfare
- Sassy Social Share (This is one I use here on Inspire to Thrive.)
These are some of the plugins you can try. Always be sure to check your plugin’s capability with your site before installing a new one. You may remember my almost disaster with plugins years ago here.
Retweet It on Twitter!
For this reason, it’s a great way to retweet others (in your niche) and for them to retweet your tweets. However, do add some context before just retweeting a tweet on Twitter.
This additional context in front of your retweet will spread your tweet further into the Twitterverse as more people will notice it.
Bonus Tip on How To Share Tweets
How to Share Tweets to Instagram
You can take a screenshot of a tweet and share it on Instagram right from your mobile phone. It’s simple and easy. Can you tell I get excited about storms? I got so excited I forgot to add more hashtags to this Instagram post.
Furthermore, I would also think that IFTTT may have a recipe for this to happen automatically as well.
The best IFTTT recipe is where you can share an Instagram photo to Twitter automatically. And you can VIEW the photo on Twitter. It’s my all-time favorite IFTTT recipe. (Click on the last link to get it today!)
Beautiful #sunrise after the latest #snowstorm #snowfall❄ #naturephotography #nature #sunrise_madness #rhodeisland #rhodeislandweather #snowcoveredtrees?❄ https://t.co/YU3xlqnP28 pic.twitter.com/1N0IhGlkVz
— Lisa ??? (@Lisapatb) March 14, 2018
There is nothing more annoying than seeing an Instagram share on Twitter without photos. As you can see below all you see are the hashtags. As a result, it makes me sad to see a wasted tweet. 🙁
— Kim (@DragonFlyGirl_) March 15, 2018
Share Your Tweet to Email
Did you know you can also share a tweet from your mobile device to your email contacts? That’s another way to share a tweet for those who are not on the Twitter network.
Extend Your Tweets Life
In addition sharing tweets on and off Twitter give your tweets more time to stick. Tweets can come and go fast but if you embed them on your blog or website those tweets can last longer.
Share them to another network and they will get more impressions and engagement. Not only that but you will grow your Twitter following as well.
Your Turn on Sharing Tweets on Twitter, to Facebook or Instagram, etc.
Do you share tweets to other social media networks or on your blog often? I’d love to know more in the comments below on how you share tweets today and where you share them.
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