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How To Pin Someone Else’s Tweet To Your Profile

You can pin your own tweets to your Twitter profile. A pinned tweet appears at the very top of your tweets whenever you, or someone else, visits your profile. This is usually a good way to get past the limited information you can enter in your Twitter profile. You can also use the pinned tweet to share current events/news without having to edit your Twitter profile over and over. A lot of people also use pinned tweets to share quotes, or a Twitter thread they posted. The pin feature can only be used on your own tweets and often, users find tweets by other accounts that are worth pinning. With a simple little work around, you can pin someone else’s tweet to your profile, but still give them credit for it.

The trick lies in a simple retweet. When you tap the retweet button, you have the option to retweet it, or to quote it in a tweet of your own. When you quote a tweet, the original tweet is attached to your tweet and you can then pin your quoted tweet to your profile.

Pin Someone Else’s Tweet

Find the tweet that you want to pin and tap the retweet button. From the menu that appears, select ‘Quote Tweet’. On the Quote Tweet screen, enter something, even if it’s just a period/full stop to your tweet, and send it.

Now, go to your Twitter profile. The tweet you just quoted will be at the very top of your timeline. Tap the little dropdown button at the top right of the tweet, and choose the Pin option.

This is one of those clever workarounds that Twitter users have come up with. We doubt Twitter intended for the Pin function and the Quote tweet function to work together like it. It’s a lot like Twitter threads. Long before Twitter made it an official feature and added support to tweet these threads, Twitter users were making threads by replying to their own tweets.

We doubt this is something Twitter will turn into a full blown feature but a lot users who come across useful Twitter threads often wonder how they can boost a thread, and make it visible for longer than an average tweet’s visible lifetime. Pinning the tweet is the way to go and it’s fairly simple. You can pin someone else’s tweet from Twitter web, as well as the Twitter apps. The quoted tweet appears with a reasonable snippet of the original tweet and it includes any images that were tweeted.

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  • Beth Thompson

    Thank you! This was driving me crazy!