Next time you want to reference a Twitter update that you made or another Twitter user (with a public Twitter profile) published, don’t just retype the text or take a screenshot and add it to your article. Instead, use the handy Embedded Tweets feature from Twitter.
In just a couple of seconds and a few clicks of the mouse, you can embed a tweet with text, an image (if the image was tweeted with pic.twitter.com), or a YouTube video. If you use TweetDeck, the Embedded Tweets feature is accessible directly through your TweetDeck account.
Thanks to some updates made to the Embedded Tweets feature that Twitter announced this week, it’s easier than ever to embed tweets into your online content.Just follow the instructions below to learn how:
1. Click the More link in the bottom righthand corner of the original tweet on Twitter.com.
2. Click the Embed Tweet link from the menu that appears.
3. Highlight the HTML embed code using your mouse and right-click to copy it to your clipboard.
4. Paste the embed code into the position where you want the embedded tweet to appear in your content. You can see what it looks like in the image below, and the actual embedded tweet is beneath the Step 4 screenshot.
— newstex (@newstex) January 18, 2013
Once you publish your content, the embedded tweet will appear where you inserted the code as it does in this example above. Notice that all of the links within the embedded tweet are clickable just as if you were viewing the tweet on Twitter. Visitors to you blog can click the links to follow the original publisher, retweet or replay to the tweet, and more.
By embedding tweets into your blog or website, your content looks better and you’ll know that you’ve provided proper attribution to your source. Try it next time you want to include a tweet in your online content.
You can get detailed instructions and information about Embedded Tweets in the Twitter developers documentation.