Embedding Tweets- not very easy!

by on May 5th, 2010

When Twitter announced that they were launching the facility to embed tweets, the first thing that came to my mind was an ‘Embed’ button like the one we see in YouTube right next to the tweet I’d like to embed. You want to use a tweet in your blog, all you need to do is click the button and you have the code. Twitter lets you have the code through Twitter Media and not directly from the tweet itself.

You want to use a tweet in your blog or site, you need to get the URL for the tweet. Go to Blackbird Pie and put the tweet URL in the box.

Twitter_embed_blackbird_pie

Click the ‘Bake It’ button and you will get a preview of how the tweet would look and the code which can be used in your blog/ website.

Twitter_embed_blackbird_pie_1

Some blog platforms might face problems as mentioned on the site:

Note that this is not guaranteed to work on your platform; it works for me here on a very plain WordPress install. If it does work, when you paste the tweet into your post, it will pick up some of your styling, e.g. the font-family you use on your <p> tags. That’s intentional!

Even though this process is little hassle free than taking a screen shot, its really not that simple. I am sure there is a faster version coming soon as Twitter said

“The origin of the script is both self- and user-centered. Mostly, we just think it’s a pain to take screen grabs of tweets. But of course we also think it’s a much better user experience to have @-mentions, hashtags and the account itself all linked and clickable.”

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