How to Read Comments on Twitter

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One of the most open social networking sites is Twitter, where you may have a real-time chat with anyone, even if you’re not friends with them.

Twitter is a fantastic social networking site, but its functioning is not always obvious. Finding replies on Twitter can often be confusing for many Twitter users.

Why Can’t I See Comments on Twitter?

One can: All you need to do is know where to look. Users frequently click the “Comment” symbol for each tweet to view replies, however doing so instead displays a dialog box for posting comments:

How to View Comments on Twitter?

  1. Step 1: Click on the timestamp showing when the tweet was published

    When viewing a Twitter timeline or anyone’s Twitter profile, click on the timestamp* showing when the tweet was published

  2. Step 2: Scroll to the very bottom to see Twitter replies to that tweet

As an alternative, you can click on the tweet itself to have the overlay open. Take cautious not to click on any links or hashtags that are contained inside the tweet (which will open hashtag search results or the linked page instead)

Both the Twitter mobile app and any browser on a desktop computer can use the same approach (iPhone or Android). Additionally, it will function with third-party Twitter clients and social media management programs like Hootsuite and Tweetdeck.

This only applies to direct responses to a Tweet (those that were posted publicly). It is important not to mistake a response to a direct message (or DM) for private communication.

To publish responses to any tweets, some users use the “Retweet with remark” option.

How to Find All “Retweet with Comment” Replies for a Particular Tweet?

  • Right-click / double-tap the on the timestamp showing when the tweet was published and select “Copy Link Address” (Google Chrome) or “Copy Link Location” (Firefox) or “Copy link” (Safari)
  • Paste the URL into the Twitter Search field and you will see all the retweets with comments to this particular tweet

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Understanding how to view other people’s Twitter remarks can be helpful in a variety of situations, such as:

  • Journalistic research: Journalists and writers (bloggers) can find more people to quote and opinions to embed in their articles, especially when it comes to hot trends that are happening now. Twitter conversations always provide fresh insight and angles.
  • Anyone can find interesting discussions to join (to participate in a conversation or get more followers)
  • Bloggers can find all the discussions around the content they publish to engage and interact with their readers (To generate more comments)
  • Anyone can find more funny comments on any popular tweets (Think political debates, for example)
  • Instant content ideation and inspiration: Writers can find more questions to cover in their articles, or more experts to connect to.
  • Anyone can find relevant animated GIFs to download from Twitter
  • Anyone can find cool (and more importantly, real) Twitter accounts to follow


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