Let's Fly: Embeddable Tweets

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Tweets have become one of the most important — and simplest — ways for people to share news, humor, inspiration, and knowledge online. And they are even richer when they include pictures, videos, locations, or links to other sites on the web. With the new version of Twitter, anyone can embed Tweets simply by copying and pasting one line of code into their website. Embedded Tweets automatically open to show images, conversations and videos.

Whenever you see a Tweet embedded in a web page, you can follow that user with a single click and reply, retweet or favorite the Tweet right from the page. Click on the author’s @!username to see their Twitter profile page, or click the date in the lower left corner of the Tweet to see Replies, Retweets and Favorites on the Details page. Try it now on this embedded Tweet.

People are already embedding Tweets across the web in order to continue the conversations that matter to them. U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) embedded a Tweet to congratulate Walla Walla Community College. Journalists embed Tweets to quote eyewitnesses or sources, and bloggers embed Tweets to collect the year’s most memorable moments in one place. Here’s how you can embed Tweets on your own site, and watch for them on your favorite websites.