Why would I want to “pin” a tweet?

Twitter is a fast-paced social networking platform, with 500 million tweets sent per day on average, and is often the first source of breaking news and emerging trends.  This means our timelines move quickly and it’s easy to miss information.  Because pinned tweets stay at the top of your profile page, it increases their visibility.  This can help draw users’ attention to tweets you deem important.

For example, if you’re using Twitter to promote an event, you could pin a tweet that contains the event details, such as date, location, and registration link.  This tweet will stay at the top of your feed until you un-pin it or replace it with another pinned tweet.  If you use Twitter in your classes, you could pin tweets to communicate important reminders or to showcase an excellent tweet from a student.

How do I pin a tweet?

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