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Create a Twitter Retweet link

Knowledge Article Number 000213581
Description


Twitter has a service labeled "Web Intents" that allows you to build and format an href. When resolved, this will take the user directly to a Retweet, Reply, or Tweet page when the link is clicked.  In order to generate a Retweet link you'll need the Tweet ID for the Tweet you're using.
 

Resolution  

Create a Retweet link

Follow these steps: 
 
1. The numeric ID can be found in the URL to the individual Tweet by clicking the time-stamp of the Tweet. 
2. Copy the numeric Tweet ID and paste it into the following Retweet link, replacing the X's with the Tweet ID. 
 

For example: For an ID of "355722678411329538," this URL: 

https://twitter.com/intent/retweet?tweet_id=XXXXXXXXXX

would look like this: 


https://twitter.com/intent/retweet?tweet_id=355722678411329538 

2. If your account has the Web Analytics Connector enabled, ensure that the Tweet link doesn't have analytics appended to it because the analytics could interfere with the Twitter page functionality.  
 

Note: This is dependent on the current functionality of the Twitter Intent web service. For the most recent information on Web Intents, see Twitter for Websites: Web Intents.
 




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