Twitter

What is a Reply on Twitter?

The @Reply on Twitter is a variant form of the @Mention.

The distinction between the two is a subtle one.

Key learning:

Rule: all @Replies are also @Mentions, but not all @Mentions need be @Replies

So ‘Thanks for the link @username’ is both an @Mention and an @Reply

But ‘I saw a great Tweet from @username on patient advocacy’ is only an @Mention

Twitter’s official definition of an @Reply is ‘any update posted by clicking the “Reply” button on another Tweet‘.

In order to post an @Reply automatically using the Twitter interface, the following procedure should be used:

  • Find the Tweet you want to reply.
  • Hover over the Tweet and click Reply.
  • Add the message to be Tweeted in the box that will pop up, and click

In order to post an @Reply manually use a Twitter client such as TweetDeck.

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