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You can now retweet yourself when no one else will

Following last month's announcement, you can now do the one thing none of your Twitter followers want you to: retweet yourself.

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If you feel any of your older tweets didn't get enough attention the first time around, you can now retweet or quote yourself. Previously, the button was hidden or unavailable on your own tweets and timeline. But today, Twitter announced that users are now able to retweet or quote their existing tweets.

When you click the retweet button on one of your tweets, it acts exactly as it does for retweeting another user. From the web, a window will pop up over your timeline, allowing you to retweet or add commentary to the original. Within the mobile apps, a pop-up appears which allows you choose between a simple retweet and a quote.

This new feature is the first of a series of updates to the platform that Twitter announced last month, such as media attachments and Twitter usernames not counting toward your 140-character limit, and no longer needing to add a period before a username to publicly mention someone.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go let your followers know how witty and clever your old, forgotten tweets were.

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