Ever felt that you wrote an awesome tweet but it didn’t get the required attention when you tweeted it? Well, now you can regurgitate it from the depths of Twitterverse again. It’s been in the pipeline for a long time now and Twitter finally rolled out the self-retweet feature on Tuesday.
Previously, this button was hidden or unavailable for use on your own tweets and timeline, but from now on, users will be able to retweet or quote their past tweets.
When you click the retweet button on one of your tweets, it works just like it does when you’re retweeting another user.
Now you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself with just a few taps. Pick an old favorite and give it a try! 🔄 https://t.co/bUj4ezQNOJ— Twitter (@twitter) June 14, 2016
So, this means you can finally dig out all those amazing but forgotten tweets from the past and retweet them again instead of writing them up again.
This new feature is the first of a series of updates to the platform that Twitter announced last month. But users didn’t seem happy with new development because they felt this new feature would just promote oversharing narcissists further.
Ever since Twitter announced this news, users flooded the platform with sarcastic and hilarious comments, criticising the latest move. Here are some of the best ones we found:
Twitter’s new feature enables u to retweet/quote ur own tweet. It’s a subtle reminder that in this world, u have no one but yourself. Char— Malaysia Soberano (@Cinephilliacy) June 15, 2016
When twitter let you retweet yourself pic.twitter.com/dCtCw4aKTW— Chuka The Kid (@ChukaTheKid) June 15, 2016
Just because you can retweet yourself, it doesn’t mean you should— chase (@ChaseVsEvrythng) June 15, 2016
Thankfully this feature allows a user to retweet themselves once, preventing them from clogging up timelines by repeatedly retweeting the same message.
When you retweet yourself pic.twitter.com/bxZEtM259U— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) June 15, 2016
When no one retweets you and you realise you can retweet yourself now pic.twitter.com/AWftCBQUGM— ✨ (@The__Prototype) June 14, 2016
Many users complained about the absence of that long-requested button to edit a tweet
Dear Twitter,Why would you add a retweet yourself feature before adding an edit tweet feature?????Sincerely,A confused user— Avocado King ␌ (@deefizzy) June 14, 2016
I don’t wanna retweet my tweet I want a goddamn edit button so I don’t have to delete and repost my tweets when I make mistakes— maoxx | D-180 (@sergeantashley) June 14, 2016
Some questioned the promotion of narcissism
you can retweet yourself.. i can officially unfollow everyone because my tweets are all i need— lindslay (@lindsaydemeola) June 14, 2016
such a smart move from twitter making it possible to retweet yourself. THAT’S what this website needs: more narcissism— elliot (@deadnightagain) June 14, 2016
Now you can retweet yourself wtf pic.twitter.com/AQIx5OuvyU— •Sara• Ackles Squad (@JensenAcklesGod) June 14, 2016
Interesting question: Does someone has the answer to it?
If someone retweets your retweet of yourself, did they retweet you or did they retweet your retweet?— fuck Lebron (@joebw11) June 14, 2016