Citing a Tweet in APA Style (6th Edition) | Format & Examples

This article reflects the APA 6th edition guidelines. Click here for APA 7th edition guidelines.

When using information from Twitter, make sure you use the right APA reference. You should also take the privacy policy of Twitter-posts into account.

 Twitter
APA-format AuthorLastName, Initials. [Twitterhandle]. (Year, Month Day). ContentTweet [Tweet]. Retrieved from http://WebAdress
In reference list Gates, B. (2015, July 23). For poor countries, development isn’t just about foreign aid. Investment and taxes matter just as much, if not more: b-gat.es/1lfVdn6 [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/billgates/status/623982190750269443
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  • According to the Tweet ‘For poor countries, development isn’t just about foreign aid. Investment and taxes matter just as much, if not more: b-gat.es/1lfVdn6’ … (Gates, 2015).
  • Gates (2015) suggested in the Tweet ‘For poor countries, development isn’t just about foreign aid. Investment and taxes matter just as much, if not more: b-gat.es/1lfVdn6’ that …
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