Twitter Launches New Embedded Twitter Timelines

Setting up the embedded Twitter timeline source - click to enlarge

Setting up the embedded Twitter timeline source – click to enlarge

Twitter today launched an embedded Twitter timelines widget feature. You have different options to pick the content (tweets and tweeted pictures) you want to show and of course there are some settings regarding look and feel.

The embedded Twitter timelines widget can be created from within your Twitter account if you’re not a developer (information for developers here). The new feature allows you to display tweets from a user’s timeline, favorites and list. You can also enter a hashtag for which you want the tweets to show.
When the widget is created, you get a few lines of HTML and script code you can simply enter wherever you want.

Embedded Twitter widgets: interaction where it matters

The interesting thing is that interaction happens from within the blog, webpage or homepage you embed it on. That’s a first and probably not a last. Such features can make it easier to let the interaction happen where it matters most for many of us: on our home bases on the Web.

This makes it appealing for bloggers and news media but also for brands that want to increase their presence on the micro-blogging platform and spark more interaction on Twitter, while keeping visitors on their sites.

Another feature worth noting: auto expand photos.

Test it yourself, check out the Twitter announcement and read the info for developers.


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