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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

Twitter Profile


Author, A. A. [@username]. (n.d.). Tweets [Twitter profile]. Twitter. Retrieved Month Date, Year from


Library & Learning Commons [@LLC_NIC]. (n.d.). Tweets [Twitter profile]. Twitter. Retrieved October 6, 2021, from https://twitter/LLC_NIC


  • Author, A. A. = Profile author's surname followed by first and middle initials, when available.
  • If traditional author name is unavailable, replace with screen name, organization, or group name as it appears on the social media account.
  • Include the twitter handle in square brackets directly after username.
  • Provide a retrieval date because the contents of the page can change over time.
  • Include the direct URL to the profile.

Examples of formatting an in-text citation for this item are outlined below:

Reference Information

Library & Learning Commons [@LLC_NIC]. (n.d.). Tweets [Twitter profile]. Twitter. Retrieved October 6, 2020, from  

In-text Citation Guidelines



Parenthetical citation example



Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Library & Learning Commons, 2020).   


Narrative citation example


According to Library & Learning Commons (2020), "consider this a direct quote".

Remember, in-text citation formatting may change depending on a number of factors.

See Number of Authors, Publication Date, and Page/Paragraph Number or Heading for more information.