The Secret of How to Share Tweets in Different Places
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 to share this info from Twitter to 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.
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. Of course I always think with these types of messages if something ever goes wrong they could become public. (Just saying!).
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.
Send the Tweet to Facebook to Share Tweets on Facebook
This 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 to 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.
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 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)
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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 ready several of them over the past year.
— Ryan Biddulph (@RyanBiddulph) March 13, 2018
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Add a Tweet to Moments
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. I started one about Twitter updates to show an example for you here.
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 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 in you can choose from to do this with a WordPress website.
- Click to Tweet
- Better Click to Tweet
- Social Warfare (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 plugins capability with your site before installing a new one. You may remember my almost disaster with plugins years ago here.
Just Retweet It!
Recently I updated an old post on how to use Just Retweet as it increases your tweets reach and your social proof.
For this reason it’s a great way to retweet others (in your niche) and for them to retweet your tweets. It’s FREE to use though they offer a premium program too. Be sure to read more on the Just Retweet post if you haven’t!
Bonus Tip on How To Share Tweets
How to Share Tweets to Instagram
You can take a screen shot of a tweet and share it to 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 to 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
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.
Do you share tweets to other networks or on your blog often? I’d love to know more in the comments below on how you share tweets today.
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