RT with comment via the API

The recent announcement on media comments for RTs claims “RT with comment, aka Quote Tweets”, but when using the two functions from the web UI, the results look different at a first glance: the comment from the retweet is rendered in larger font.
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Later in the timeline they do look the same, but I wonder if there’s a difference between quoting a tweet and retweeting with comment, and if so, how can a retweet with comment be made via the REST API?

Hi @Mrinalika — there is no difference: quoting a tweet and retweeting with a comment are synonyms for the same thing.
You can use the POST statuses/update endpoint to send a quote Tweet with the API: you do so by including your comment, followed by the URL of the Tweet you want to quote, via the status parameter.

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