Twitter update or tweet [from Electronic source using APA 6th ed.]


To locate the web address of an individual tweet, click on the date and time stamp beneath (or next to) the post in question to be taken to the individual status update page with its own URL. Include the whole tweet for the title.

Standard Form

Author, Initials. [screen name]. (year, month, day). Title [Tweet]. Retrieved from web address


Obama, B. [BarackObama]. (2013, January 21). We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths - that all of us are created equal - is the star that guides us still [Tweet]. Retrieved from

Citation in Text

President Obama delivered his second inaugural address, and focused on equality (Obama, 2013).


  • The author's real name, if known, is provided first, followed by the screen name in brackets. If only the screen name is known, provide it without brackets.