June 21, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Thousands of Android users have switched to the official Twitter for Android app, only to run back to one of the many third-party options because they can’t do the classic retweet. Twitter has seen it fit to limit users to the newer retweet that actually reposts entire messages into your follower’s timelines, removing the option for people to use the “RT @___” way of adding comments.
Everyone who otherwise enjoyed Twitter for Android can run back to the fluttery app because there is a way to retweet with comment. Let me first say that this method adds a couple of extra steps that may still prove annoying, but at least this can be a way to stay within the official Twitter client and still RT to the world.
To begin, you’ll need to make sure you have Twitter for Android installed (obviously) and then search the Android Market for an app called Retweet. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown.
1. Download Retweet from the Android Market.
2. Once installed, launch Twitter for Android.
3. Find a message worth retweeting and tap it. A screen should appear that looks like this:
5. Scroll down and select “Retweet”
You’ll then be able to add your comment. This method requires a few extra steps but it’s the price you pay until Twitter wises up and makes this feature readily available (unlikely).