Posting To Your Own Twitter Timeline

by Chris Fong · 23 comments

I was talking to Shane from IMImpact over email recently and he made this comment to me:

If I’m getting 50 people “retweeting” a message that I never tweeted, that’s just weird, isn’t it?

And he was right. It was pretty weird.

First I wanted to find out if other JustRetweet members would like to see this new feature as well. You may have noticed on the site this past week, that I had a Qualaroo popup asking whether or not I should implement this on the site.

I received quite a few responses overall and I saw that 47% of you wanted this feature, while 36% wanted to keep things the same. The other 17% had no idea what I was talking about.

Based on the responses I decided to go ahead with adding this and it’s now currently live on the site.

If you go to the Settings page, you will see a new option called Tweet your own submissions. If you set this to Yes, then every time you submit a tweet to the system, it will first post that tweet to your own Twitter timeline.


Once enabled your followers will be able to see that people are actually retweeting something that you actually posted.

Since there were enough people that liked the way things were, I decided not to make this the default behavior for now. So if you liked the way JustRetweet was working before, then there is no need for you to do anything.

If you have any feedback, let me know in the comments.

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