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#Tip of the day from making Twitter @ replies public

This may seem like an obvious one for a lot of experienced Twitter users, but it seems like a lot of journalists still don’t know about that dot you sometimes see at the start of a tweet, before someone’s handle.

It’s there because if you start a tweet with someone’s handle, it’ll only appear in the timeline of people that follow you both. If you stick a full stop before it, everyone will see it.

It’s a good thing to do for publishers especially, to show that they have responded to people. And it is useful when a conversation might benefit from someone else jumping in or you just want to make it more open.

An example, chosen because it was the most recent one I could find in my account:


Tipster: Joel Gunter

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