How to Share a Video on X(Twitter) Without Retweeting

30 November 2023

How do you share a video on X/Twitter? If you have scrolled through your X timeline, you have probably noticed that there are two ways to share a post that contains a video. You are probably familiar with the classic “Retweet” or now “Repost” button that allows you to share the content on your timeline and profile. But, how can you share a video on Twitter without retweeting?

Share a Video on Twitter Without Retweeting

As you will see below, Twitter does not make it easy to share a video without retweeting. You will only be able to do it from the PC, since the link copied from the app is different.

Twitter does not have a download button in its efforts to protect the content and its creator, so you can only do it by quoting the tweet. But, we will explain another option next.

Before we get to the process, why is it important to share the video embedded in your tweet?

  • You create content for your Twitter account, and all the tweet interactions generated will be included in your stats. 
  • You continue to respect the authorship of the video and the tweet since the author’s name will appear at the bottom of the multimedia content.
  • You can add the text you want to the tweet and adapt it to the publication style you usually do without sticking to the original tweet.

Let’s see how you can share a video on Twitter without retweeting.

Copy the link of the tweet with the video you want to share. To do this, click on the arrow at the bottom right and tap ‘Copy link’.

Click on Tweet

Once the original tweet is in your clipboard, click on ‘Tweet’ and write the text you want to add to the tweet. When pasting the link, you should see something like this.

If you were planning to tweet as shown in the image, it would show a quoted tweet because it’s the original link of the tweet.

Now it’s time to edit the link so that the embedded video appears. Eliminate the characters of the link from the interrogation mark to the end, which are the parameters. 

Replace this part of the link: ‘?s=20’ for ‘/video/1’. Then, the video is ready to be shared on Twitter. If you have done it correctly, the tweet should appear like this:

how to share a video on Twitte

Share a Video on X(Twitter) Without Quoting

You have probably seen a quote tweet, which allows you to share a video with also adding a text to the post. Another way to look at it is like this, as if you had uploaded the video directly but at the bottom you can see the original author of the tweet with video.

Remember that by sharing videos this way, you continue to respect the content creator on Twitter. If you look closely, at the bottom it says ‘From’ and the profile of the author of the video, which you can access to their account with a simple click.

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Now you know how to share a video on Twitter, whether you decide to use the retweet function or not.

If you prefer to download the video from an external application and upload it to your Twitter account, always remember to quote the original profile that created it. Some online platforms include: Twitter Video Downloader, SaveTweetVid and Download-Twitter-Videos.

Do you have any questions? We’ll read your comments. 👇🏻

Isabel Romero Isabel Romero , 30 November 2023

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