If you’ve ever wanted to capture a Tweet from Twitter and post it somewhere but weren’t sure how, check out this relatively new feature from Twitter: the ability to embed Tweets. It’s really simple to do. Let’s say I want to post the tweet from the History Channel’s Titanic Real Time Twitter account that says the Titanic hit an iceberg. Here’s how I would do it:
Step 1: visit www.twitter.com and find the tweet you’re looking for:
Step 2: hover over that tweet, and click “open”:
Step 3: when viewing the tweet, click on “details”:
Step 4: click on “embed this Tweet”:
Step 5: copy the code in the box, and paste it into a web page or blog post:
Step 6: Voila! The final product should look like this:
#Carpathia Titanic has sent a distress signal, they have struck an iceberg and require immediate assistance!
— TitanicVoyage (@TitanicRealTime) April 14, 2012
The cool thing about embedding a Tweet this way is that it still works as a live Tweet. So you can click on it, retweet it, favorite it, follow the account that first tweeted it, and more. Instead of a static image, it’s embedded into your page and fully functional. Isn’t that neat?