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How to Embed a Tweet

Apr 17, 2012, 08:52 AM | Published under Social Media by Andy Meng

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:

How to Embed a Tweet

Step 2: hover over that tweet, and click "open":

Twitter Hastags

Step 3: when viewing the tweet, click on "details":

Adding Twitter Freed to Your Site

Step 4: click on "embed this Tweet":

Twitter Feed Instructions

Step 5: copy the code in the box, and paste it into a web page or blog post:

Twitter Feed Code Snipet

Step 6: Voila! The final product should look like this:


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?

About the Author

Andy co-founded Data Made Accessible, the predecessor to Infront Webworks, in 1994. DMA became Infront Webworks in 1999 and Andy presided over the business as his company grew for nearly two decades to become the premier online agency in Colorado Springs. Andy and Joan Meng sold Infront to Matt Palis in April 2011, and Andy remains as the “Director of Business Development” for Infront.

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