How To Share Someone’s Twitter Video Without Retweeting

Share twitter video without retweeting

Twitter is one of the largest social media platforms that permit users to express themselves using Tweets, Photos, and Videos. Businesses use videos to interact with their audience as people like to watch videos instead of reading text-based content. If you want to share your favorite people’s videos or text messages, retweeting the post is a direct method.

But do you ever wonder how to share someone’s Twitter video without retweeting? Sharing a video you liked or saw on Twitter doesn’t need to retweet the original tweets. Rather, you can embed the video in your tweet, provide credit or a link to the uploader.  

Users can share a Twitter video in Android and iOS mobile apps and through the Web client. This sharing process is easiest on the iPhone, however, it’s still possible on Android and Twitter’s desktop websites.     

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Share Someone’s Twitter Video Without retweeting?

Follow these steps to share the video on Twitter without retweeting.

  1. Open a Tweet that has a video.
  2. Press on the Share button, then copy the link to Tweet.
  3. Prepare a tweet for your profile.
  4. Paste the URL of the tweet.
  5. Remove extra parameters.
  6. Type /video/1 at the end.
  7. Write the most desired text for the tweet.
  8. Click the Tweet button.

To explain it in more detail,

1. Get the URL of the tweet which has a video in it.

2. Now, Press the “share ” button and copy the link to Tweet.

3. Next, choose the “Copy Link To Tweet” option to save the tweet’s URL to your clipboard.

4. Paste the copied URL of the tweet then remove extra parameters and add /video/1 at the end. 

5. Add a caption as per your wish that goes along with the video and click on the Tweet button.

6. That’s all. You’ve successfully shared the video on Twitter without retweeting. Here’s what it looks like.

Share Twitter Videos From iPhone Without Retweeting

  1. Find the video you want to tweet and press and hold on to the video. 
  2. Tap on the “Tweet Video” button.
  3. Then write your tweet and include the URL of the original tweet. 
  4. Once you’re ready to share a message or video, click “Tweet“.
  5. Now, your tweet has been shared with your followers.

The process or techniques for sharing a Twitter video on Android is similar to the iPhone’s. However, it would help if you went through a couple of extra steps.

1. Open an Android app for Twitter and open the tweet with the embedded video. 

2. Click on the “Share” button under “Retweets” or “Likes.”.

3. Then, choose to Copy the link from the copy link to tweet.

4. Paste the copied URL to the Twitter video by long-pressing it on the screen.

5. Select the URL and remove the ending “/video/1“. You now have the option to select the “Tweet” button.

6. After Tweeting, you’ve shared the video to your followers without retweeting it.


How do I share a YouTube video on Twitter?

  1. Under the YouTube video, you will find the share button. Click there and copy the link.
  2. If you copy the link, hover over your Twitter head, click the compose tweet button, and paste the link directly into your tweet. If you click the Twitter icon, it will open immediately to a new tweet with a link.
  3. Write an interesting and engaging caption that goes along with your video.
  4. We recommend not to use social media scheduling services for sharing YouTube videos on Twitter.
  5. Add relevant hashtags for more exposure.
  6. Click Tweet to share the video.

 Why can’t I post videos on Twitter?

Twitter refuses to upload videos because of poor network performance, corrupt video, and unsupported video specifications. A major reason why Twitter cannot upload media is unsupported video. So, Make sure to upload videos in a format Twitter supports.


Twitter is a great social media platform with millions of active users every day. Today, it is a modern public square, where many people can freely speak, debate, and share their opinions. Politicians, celebrities, and members of the public rely on Twitter for real-time news and reactions.

I hope this tutorial has helped you to share your videos on Twitter without retweeting. Feel free to comment below if you have any additional questions, we’re always willing to help.  

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