Most popular tweets on Twitter as of April 2017, by number of retweets

Twitter: most popular tweets as of April 2017 This statistic presents the most retweeted Twitter posts of all time. As of April 2017, a star-studded selfie taken by Ellen DeGeneres during the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony still remains the most popular post on Twitter with more than 3.28 million retweets.
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Number of retweets
Ellen DeGeneres: 2014 Oscars photo3,281,950
Carter Wilkerson: Wendys free chicken nuggets2,644,467
Louis Tomlinson: Always in my heart @Harry_Styles2,477,462
Camila Cabello: RT for follow*1,000,000
Denny Januar Ali: backing Indonesian presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo996,749
Barack Obama: four more years (2012)941,329
Barack Obama: tweet thanking supporters (2017)888,202
Harry Styles: all the as always H837,412
Adam Saleh: Delta prank video823,899
Andrew Malcolm: #tweetforbowls776,063
Number of retweets
Ellen DeGeneres: 2014 Oscars photo3,281,950
Carter Wilkerson: Wendys free chicken nuggets2,644,467
Louis Tomlinson: Always in my heart @Harry_Styles2,477,462
Camila Cabello: RT for follow*1,000,000
Denny Januar Ali: backing Indonesian presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo996,749
Barack Obama: four more years (2012)941,329
Barack Obama: tweet thanking supporters (2017)888,202
Harry Styles: all the as always H837,412
Adam Saleh: Delta prank video823,899
Andrew Malcolm: #tweetforbowls776,063

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This statistic presents the most retweeted Twitter posts of all time. As of April 2017, a star-studded selfie taken by Ellen DeGeneres during the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony still remains the most popular post on Twitter with more than 3.28 million retweets.
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Release date
April 2017
Region
World
Survey time period
as of April 12, 2017
Supplementary notes
*Camila Cabello, a singer and then a part of girl group Fifth Harmony, originally racked up more than a million retweets with this simple message. However, Twitter's now showing just 51,000 RTs on the tweet, though it's unclear why.

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