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How to Add Classic Style Retweets to New Twitter

The New Twitter web site is more like a web application than a site, and there’s only one thing missing—the ability to do the old-style quote retweets. Here’s the easy way to do it.

Just head to the site, install the Classic Retweet extension for Firefox or Chrome, or install the bookmarklet by dragging it to your bookmarks bar. Once you’ve done so, you’ll be able to do classic retweets (you’ll have to click the bookmarklet to activate if you choose that route).

It’s definitely a useful addition—if you don’t use classic retweets all the time, you should probably use the bookmarklet, since it doesn’t waste any extra memory in your browser.

Classic Retweet

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/24/10

Comments (3)

  1. Hatryst

    Great !

  2. Mac9erd

    Nice! Thanks.

  3. matthewguay

    …and I just learned a new Chrome shortcut from @WhitsonGordon’s tweet. Awesome :)

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