Tracking Retweets


So if a status is a retweet, there is a field in the JSON, retweeted_status, that tracks the original tweet. I have a couple questions about how this works:

-If I retweet while adding comments (second option here:, will retweeted_status still contain the information of the original tweet?
-If some user now uses the retweet button to retweet my edited retweet, will retweeted_status on this third tweet point to my edited retweet, or the original message?


Retweeting with adding comments is technically not retweeting from a field definition of a tweet point of view – you won’t have an embedded retweeted_status. By retweeting with comment you lose the connection between the original tweet and the new one being created.