Laura Roeder recently wrote an extremely value-packed article called “Twitter Photo Tips: The Ultimate Guide For Social Marketers in 2014.” I commend it to you highly if you’re posting photos to Twitter or using Instagram. At the end of the post, she wrote, “Got a photo tweet you’re particularly proud of? Link to it in the comments.” That sounded great because so many people read her blog that being invited to post a link to one of my tweets sounded great for visibility. But then I realized I didn’t have a clue how to find the link (also called permalink, URL or website address) to a specific tweet.
Turns out, it’s pretty simple. Here’s the scoop, straight from Twitter:
- Locate the Tweet anywhere on twitter.com. Click on your own profile (the ME icon) to see only your own tweet stream.
- Click on the Tweet (you can click anywhere in the Tweet). The Tweet will expand to a slightly larger size and will have more information on the bottom about when that Tweet was posted.
- Click on Details next to the Tweet’s timestamp. (This link does not expire, except if the Tweet is deleted.)
- Copy the URL that shows up in your browser’s address bar.
- Paste the URL in a message to anyone with whom you want to share the Tweet.
Whenever you view a Tweet’s permanent link, you can see:
- The exact time and date the Tweet was posted.
- The number of favorites and retweets the Tweet received.
Here’s the link I posted to a tweet in which I had used a photo: https://twitter.com/ElizCottrell/status/463662490602471425.
Now you try it! And have a great weekend.