Unable to Retweet Protected accounts within Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones

Article ID: KB27764

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-14-2011


Product(s) Affected:

  • Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones
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  • Twitter® for BlackBerry® smartphones

If following a protected Twitter® account, there will be no option to 'retweet' based on the protected account settings. Protected Twitter account settings only permit tweets to be visible to approved followers. This is by design within Twitter and is not specific to Twitter® for BlackBerry® smartphones.

A protected Twitter account will show a small lock icon next to the tweet in the timeline.

For more information on protected Twitter accounts please see the following Twitter support article: http://support.twitter.com/entries/14016-about-public-and-protected-accounts


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