Want to embed a tweet into a blog post — or perhaps as a customer testimonial on your website?
Here’s how to do it, adapted from information I found at Twitter’s Help Center:
1. Let’s say you want to embed something you’ve tweeted. Log in to your Twitter account and click “Me,” which will display your own tweets.
2. As you mouse over each tweet, a series of editing options will display. Click “More.”
3. A dropdown menu will display two options:
- Email Tweet
- Embed Tweet
Select “Embed Tweet.”
4. From the popup box, copy the HTML code.
5. From within your blog’s text editor, click the HTML tab (now called “Text” in WordPress.org blogs).
6. Paste the copied code directly into your text editor.
The embedded tweet will render at a default width of 500px, but if the page section it is pasted into is smaller, the width will adjust accordingly.
Here’s what my embedded tweet looks like:
3 Favorite Tools to Manage Twitterbuff.ly/14wbXif [Time to do my monthly Twitter pruning]
— Laura Christianson (@bloggingbistro) February 3, 2013
Notice that all links within the embedded tweet are live, so if you click them, you’ll go directly to the article I reference.
Embed all kinds of tweets
You can embed several types of tweets, including:
To embed a conversation:
Click “View Conversation.”
Go to the part of the conversation you want to embed and click “More” and then “Embed Tweet.”
If you want to include the “Parent Tweet” (which I recommend, so your readers can get the gist of the conversation), click the radio button.
@bloggingbistro thank you for sharing this
— Bill Cobb (@billcobb) February 2, 2013
Can I embed protected tweets?
No. If someone has a private/protected Twitter account, you cannot embed tweets from that account.
What if I embed a tweet and the person deletes that tweet from their account?
If a tweet that has been embedded on another website gets deleted from Twitter, the Twitter branding, links, and actions (re-tweet, @ reply etc.) will be removed from the embedded tweet. However, the content of the tweet will remain visible on the website.
How can I use embedded tweets?
Here are three articles from around the web that suggest creative ways to use embedded tweets.
- 7 epic uses of embeddable tweets (HubSpot blog)
- 8 creative ways to use embeddable tweets (Social Media Examiner)
- 40 useful tweets for brands (Ragan’s PR Daily)
What’s the best use you’ve discovered for embedded tweets?
Please share your brilliant ideas!
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