Edit or comment before you retweet with Classic Retweet

This extension for Firefox or Chrome lets you edit or add comment to a Twitter post before retweeting it.

I don't always retweet, but when I do, I prefer Classic Retweet.

If you use Twitter's standard Web interface, then you have probably grown tired of manually retweeting -- with the cutting, and the pasting, and the typing -- in order to edit or add comment when sharing another's post. With the Classic Retweet extension for Chrome or for Firefox, you get a Tweet window with editable text, helping to streamline the retweeting process.

Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET

After installing the extension and refreshing your Twitter page, mouse over a Tweet in your feed and you'll see a "Classic RT" link has been added between the Reply and Retweet links. Clicking on this link opens a new Tweet window with the text of the tweet you aim to retweet, preceded by an RT and the user's Twitter handle. (In contrast, the standard Retweet link calls up a Retweet window where the text is not editable.) Classic Retweet also highlights any characters in red that exceed Twitter's 140-character limit.

Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET

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