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@{{{user}}} ({{{date}}}). "{{{title}}}" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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A template for citing tweets posted on Twitter.

Usage

Copy a blank version to use. All parameter names must be in lowercase. Use the "|" (pipe) character between each parameter. Delete unused parameters to avoid clutter in the edit window. Some samples may include the current date. If the date is not current, then purge the page.

Required parameters only, in horizontal format
{{cite tweet |user= |number= |date= |title= }}
Full parameter set in horizontal format
{{cite tweet |author= (or |last= and |first=) |author-link= |user= |number= |date= |title= |script-title= |trans-title= |language= |retweet= |link= |access-date= |archive-url= |archive-date= |dead-url=}}

 Note: When known, the author's real name should be specified in the |author= parameter (or |last= and |first=). If their real name is not known, then the tweet is probably not an acceptable usage of a self-published source.

Using {{sfn}} and {{harvid}}

To use this template with shortened footnotes (e.g. the {{sfn}} template), add |ref= with {{harvid}} in the parameter value, like this:

{{cite tweet | ref = {{harvid|Porck|2017}} | last = Porck | first = Thijs | user = thijsporck | number = 889205416596471811 | date = 23 July 2017 | title = Spotted in Marvel's Doctor Strange: Sutton Hoo Helmet replica! | access-date = 5 December 2017 }}

This reference would be cited as {{sfn|Porck|2017}}.

Examples

{{Cite tweet |user=Pigsonthewing |number=564068436633214977 |date = 7 February 2015 |title=This is an example tweet. Hello, Wikipedians! }}

@Pigsonthewing (7 February 2015). "This is an example tweet. Hello, Wikipedians!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

{{Cite tweet |user=Pigsonthewing |author=Andy Mabbett |number=564068436633214977 |date = 7 February 2015 |title=This is an example tweet. Hello, Wikipedians! }}

Andy Mabbett [@Pigsonthewing] (7 February 2015). "This is an example tweet. Hello, Wikipedians!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

{{Cite tweet |user=Pigsonthewing |author=Andy Mabbett |number=564068436633214977 |date = 7 February 2015 |title=This is an example tweet. Hello, Wikipedians! |retweet=Wikimedia Foundation [Wikimedia]}}

Andy Mabbett [@Pigsonthewing] (7 February 2015). "This is an example tweet. Hello, Wikipedians!" (Tweet). Retweeted by Wikimedia Foundation [Wikimedia] – via Twitter.

If the author has a Wikipedia article, use of |author-link= is recommended:
{{cite tweet |user=elonmusk |author-link=Elon Musk |number=743097337782763521 |date=June 15, 2016 |title=Looks like thrust was low on 1 of 3 landing engines. High g landings v sensitive to all engines operating at max.}}

Elon Musk [@elonmusk] (June 15, 2016). "Looks like thrust was low on 1 of 3 landing engines. High g landings v sensitive to all engines operating at max" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

Note that if |last= is used, |author= is ignored:
{{Cite tweet |user=Pigsonthewing |last=Mabbett |first=Andy |author=Redundant Author Name Ignored |number=564068436633214977 |date = 7 February 2015 |title=This is an example tweet. Hello, Wikipedians! |retweet=Wikimedia Foundation [Wikimedia]}}

Mabbett, Andy [@Pigsonthewing] (7 February 2015). "This is an example tweet. Hello, Wikipedians!" (Tweet). Retweeted by Wikimedia Foundation [Wikimedia] – via Twitter.

Error detection

  • The parameters |user=, |number=, |date=, and |title= are required. If omitted or left blank, errors will be reported. For example:
    {{Cite tweet|title=I'm an incomplete citation!}}
    @. "I'm an incomplete citation!" (Tweet) – via Twitter. Missing or empty |user= (help); Missing or empty |number= (help); Missing or empty |date= (help)
  • The tweet URL depends on |user= and |number=; if either or both are missing, the URL defaults to https://twitter.com/
  • Templates are checked for |ref=harv, which is an error. The |ref= parameter must use {{harvid}} in the value.
  • The template also checks for parameters that are unsupported (e.g. misspellings of parameter names).
  • Errors are tracked in Category:Cite tweet templates with errors

TemplateData

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TemplateData for Cite tweet

A template for citing tweets posted on Twitter

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
numbernumber

Numerical ID of the tweet

Numberrequired
usernameuser

Twitter account name, without the @

Stringrequired
tweettitle

Partial or entire content of the tweet, optionally including hashtags (#), at signs (@), and links

Stringrequired
authorauthor

Author's real name, if known. If not known, then the tweet is probably not an acceptable usage of a self-published source (see [[WP:SPS]])

Unknownsuggested
author's articleauthor-linkauthorlink

Title of existing Wikipedia article about the author

Unknownoptional
retweeted byretweet

The reliable source who retweeted the tweet, if the original tweeter is not anyone particularly notable. May be wikilinked.

Unknownoptional
datedate

date of the tweet; do not wikilink; do not include time. Note: a tweet's timestamp is in your local timezone, and may need to be adjusted to UTC.

Unknownrequired
access dateaccess-dateaccessdate

The full date when the tweet was accessed; do not wikilink

Unknownoptional
languagelanguage

The language in which the tweet is written, if not in English.

Example
fr
Stringoptional
locationlocation

The location from which a tweet was sent.

Example
London
Stringoptional
archive URLarchive-urlarchiveurl

The URL of an archived copy of a web page, if or in case the URL becomes unavailable; requires 'archive-date'

Stringoptional
archive datearchive-datearchivedate

Date when the original URL was archived; do not wikilink

Stringoptional
dead URLdead-urldeadurl

If set to 'no', the title display is adjusted; useful for when the URL is archived preemptively but still live

Stringoptional
script tweetscript-title

For tweets in languages that do not use a Latin-based alphabet (Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, etc). Prefix with two-character ISO639-1 language code followed by a colon, e.g. for Japanese use: ja:...

Example
ja:東京タワー
Unknownoptional
translated tweettrans-title

An English language translation, if the tweet cited is in a foreign language; use of 'language' parameter is recommended

Unknownoptional
Link to Twitter article?link

Set to "no" to not link to the Wikipedia article for Twitter. Useful for preventing overlinking when more than one tweet is cited.

Unknownoptional

Redirects

  1. {{Cite twitter}}

See also

  1. {{tweet}}