Get topics and a plan for your dissertation. Find out more.

How to Cite a Tweet in Harvard Style

Published by at August 27th, 2021 , Revised On November 10, 2021

What is a Tweet?

A ‘Tweet’ is a specific term used for Twitter-only posts that are created on one’s Twitter profile. Tweets are a special form of text. They are not a paragraph from a journal article, a movie’s written script or any of such sources. However, citing and referencing it is quite like citing and referencing other internet sources.


In-Text Citation and Reference Format with Example

In Harvard style, Tweets are cited and referenced according to the general format given below:

In-text citation: (Tweet writer’s surname Year Tweet was written on Twitter) OR

Tweet writer’s surname (Year)

Reference list entry: Tweet writer’s author surname Initial(s) Year, Title of the tweet in italics, Extra information such as: Type of medium, Publisher (if applicable), Place of publication (if applicable), URL [Accessed date].

For example:

In-text citation: Tony Abbott (2014) shared on Twitter…

Reference list entry: Abbott, T 2014, ‘A momentous, historic day’, TonyAbbottMHR, Twitter, 16 June, [Accessed 23 September 2015].

Note: In case the tweet was written and published by a company, institution, or some other form of a group such as a television series’ official Twitter page, their name is used instead of the author’s surname.

Hire an Expert Writer

Orders completed by our expert writers are

  • Formally drafted in an academic style
  • Free Amendments and 100% Plagiarism Free – or your money back!
  • 100% Confidential and Timely Delivery!
  • Free anti-plagiarism report
  • Appreciated by thousands of clients. Check client reviews

About Alaxendra Bets

Bets completed her degree in English Literature in 2014. She has been working as a professional editor and writer with Research Prospect since then. Bets loves to help students improve their learning.


Type your email to get special


Research Prospect star rating
Research Prospect star rating