This week I’d like to begin a series on social media basics for businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and individuals who might need a little help in understanding how to fully utilize social media.

For this first post, I wanted to focus on a very basic aspect of Twitter, which, nonetheless, isn’t entirely easy to find unless you get a little help from a social media expert.

Finding the URL of a Tweet

This is something that took me awhile to figure out. Sometimes you want to be able to link directly to the URL of a specific tweet, without having to take a screenshot or link to the entire Twitter feed of a certain individual. For this post I’m going to walk you through the process of finding the URL of a tweet, step by step.

URL of a Tweet

First, scroll down to the tweet you want the URL for. In this case, the tweet I chose is by comedian Andrew Orvedahl, remarking on the recent Netflix / Qwikster split. Now, go to where the date or time of the tweet is written. It doesn’t look like a hyperlink, does it? Well, it is!

Now, all you have to do is copy the URL and voila! You’ve got the direct link to whatever tweet it is you want to share. Pretty easy, eh?

Finding the URL of a Tweet

As far as I know, that URL is a permalink. As long as Twitter holds on to your archives and you don’t delete it, that tweet will live on, on that specific URL, forever. This can be incredibly useful for linking to information on your blog, website, or your other social media profiles.

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