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Elise Moreau

Twitter Doesn't Want You Taking Screenshots of Tweets, So Embedded Tweets Have Been Updated

By January 22, 2013

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Twitter announced on its blog today that some tweaking has been done to enhance embedded tweets. If you run a website or blog and need to display a tweet, this may be of particular interest to you.

Embedded tweets now give you an easy way to show full tweets with photos, videos, article summaries and more content directly in your site or blog. It's basically a fancier option as opposed to simply taking a screenshot of a tweet and uploading it to your site as a .jpg photo or something. You can watch videos right within the embedded tweet, favorite or retweet it, reply to the original tweeter or follow that user. Not bad, right?

To embed a tweet, all you have to do is press "Expand" on any tweet, then press "More" and then select "Embed tweet." Twitter gives you a piece of code you can copy and paste directly into your site's code. That's all there is to it.

I don't know if it will solve the screenshot problem, and I know -- I took a screenshot for the purpose of displaying the embed tweet option here. But I think it sure does offer site owners a great way to keep all the Twitter interaction on their page and to enhance the viewing experience overall for their visitors.

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January 22, 2013 at 4:44 pm
(1) Thomas says:

Hi Elise

That is a nice tip. I will have to remember Embedded Tweets for my future blog posts.

January 24, 2013 at 10:21 pm
(2) Whojedi says:

They have actually had this feature for almost a year now. Been using for some time, very useful.

March 11, 2014 at 11:30 am
(3) Ana says:

I prefer http://dwitter.com which provides me with traditional jpeg screenshots of Tweets.

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