How to pin a tweet that isn’t yours
To highlight the content you post on your Twitter profile, you often use the option that allows you to pin your tweets at the top. Now, though, you’d like to highlight a post posted by a user you follow on your profile, but you can’t find the right option to do it.
If things are exactly as I described them and, therefore, you want to know how to fix a tweet that is not yours, let me give you all the information you need to achieve your goal. In the next paragraphs of this guide, in fact, it will be my task to show you the detailed procedure to share a tweet of others and pin it up on your profile, both using the Twitter app for smartphones and tablets, and by accessing the Web version of the social network from PC.
How do you say? Is that exactly what you wanted to know? So let’s not waste any more time chatting and let’s see how to proceed! Make yourself comfortable, set aside five minutes of free time to devote to reading the next paragraphs and follow my instructions carefully. Trying to put them into practice, you will be able in no time at all to pin a tweet of other users on your profile. Enjoy the reading!
- Preliminary information
- How to fix a tweet not yours from the app
- How to fix a tweet not yours from PC
Before getting to the heart of this tutorial and explaining how to pin a tweet that isn’t yours, let me give you some preliminary information in this regard.
As you probably already know, Twitter allows you to pin a tweet on your profile, which will automatically appear at the top of the list of published tweets. This option, however, is only available for your own posts and, consequently, it is not possible to directly fix tweets of other users.
Furthermore, you must know that it is not possible to pin even those contents of others shared on your profile through the Retweet option. However, you can “bypass” this Twitter limitation and pin tweets from other users to your profile by using the Quote a tweet feature.
If you have never heard of this option before, you should know that its operation is almost identical to that for retweeting any content: the only fundamental difference is that the “Quote a tweet” option allows you to add a own comment on the content to be retweeted.
Consequently, the tweet in question is published in your name (including the original tweet and the name of the user who posted it), thus making available all those options relating to the content published on your profile, including the possibility of pinning it at the top. . Having clarified this, let’s see how to proceed.
How to fix a tweet not yours from the app
The procedure to fix a tweet that is not yours from the app, therefore from smartphones and tablets, is simple and fast: all you have to do is retweet the content of your interest via the Quote a tweet option and then select the option to pin the tweet in question at the top of your profile.
To proceed, take your smartphone or tablet, start the Twitter app for Android devices (also available on alternative stores, for devices without Google services) or iOS / iPadOS and, if you have not yet done so, access your account: then press the Login button, enter your details in the Name, email or username and Password fields and tap the Login button.
At this point, on the main Twitter screen, locate the content you want to fix on your profile. Alternatively, press the magnifying glass icon located in the bottom menu, enter the name of the user who posted the tweet you want to share in the Search field on Twitter and, in the search results displayed on the screen, tap the name of the user of your interest.
Now, click on the Retweet option (the two arrows icon ) related to the content you want to share on your profile and click on the Quote Tweet item from the opened menu. In the new screen displayed, enter your comment in the Add a comment field and tap the Retweet / Tweet button, at the top right, to share the content in question and your comment on your profile.
Keep in mind that you must enter a comment of at least one character for the tweet to be published in your name: otherwise, the tweet will be shared as retweeted content and, as mentioned in the opening lines of this guide, it will not be possible to pin it at the top of the your profile.
Once this is done, press the ☰ button, at the top left, select the Profile option from the opened menu and locate the content you just shared. Press, then, on the relative icon of the three dots, select the option Pin on the profile from the menu that opens and press on the button Pin, to show it at the top of the tweets published on your profile.
In case of second thoughts, to remove a tweet pinned on your profile, press again on the icon of the three dots relating to the content of your interest, select the option Do not pin on the profile from the menu that is proposed to you and press on the item Remove.
Alternatively, you can also pin new content and the old one will automatically be removed from the top of your profile. To find out more, I leave you to my guide on how Twitter works.
How to fix a tweet not yours from PC
If you’re wondering if it’s possible to pin a tweet that isn’t yours from your PC, you’ll be glad to know the answer is yes. In fact, even in this case it is sufficient to retweet the content of your interest using the Cite a tweet option and then fix the tweet in question as if it were your own content.
To quote someone else’s content on Twitter, connect to the main page of the social network and, if necessary, press the Login option to access your account. Once this is done, locate the content you want to share on your profile, click on the Retweet option (the two arrows icon ) and click on the Quote Tweet item from the menu that appears.
At this point, enter your comment in the Add a comment field and press the Tweet button, in order to publish the content in question on your profile. Then select the Profile option located in the sidebar on the left, to access the screen relating to your profile, locate the tweet you have just published, press on the relative icon of the three dots and choose the option Pin on the profile from the opened menu. In the new screen that appears, click on the Fix button and that’s it.
If you have done everything correctly, you should see the message Your Tweet has been pinned on the profile indicating, in fact, that the content in question has been pinned at the top of your profile. A similar procedure can also be followed in the official Twitter application for macOS.
If you want to retrace your steps and remove a pinned content, you can either post a new tweet (in this case, the previous content will be automatically removed from the top of your profile) or manually remove the tweet of your interest.
In the latter case, access the screen relating to your profile, locate the Tweet fixed item, click on the three dots icon relating to the content in question, select the option Do not fix on the profile and press the Remove button.
If you also want to delete the tweet you previously retweeted with the Quote tweet option, press the three dots icon again for the content to be deleted and select the Delete option twice in a row. In this regard, my guide on how to delete a tweet may be useful.