Twitter Unleashes Embeddable Tweets

Embeddable TweetsAlong with Twitter’s redesign announcement Thursday, the service has rolled out a new way to let website developers and bloggers embed tweets that give visitors the ability to reply, retweet and favorite without leaving the page.

Twitter users now can place embeddable tweets on their websites by simply using one line of code. A single-click action also lets visitors follow the creator of a tweet.

Here’s an example embedded tweet from my Twitter account:

“Try it on your website by clicking ‘Embed this Tweet’ from any permalink page in the newly launched Twitter,” Twitter’s Brian Ellin said in a blog post that provides an example of an embedded tweet. “If you use WordPress or Posterous Spaces, it’s easier than ever to embed Tweets.”

The “Embed this Tweet” link will lead users to these customization options. Users can then copy and paste the markup for use on their websites. I clicked centered for my embedded tweet, which you can play with above.

For full instructions, click here, where you can also learn how to render the tweets using oEmbed.

Twitter also introduced new methods to distribute the recently revamped tweet, follow and hashtags buttons.

“The new #hashtag button tells your visitors there’s an interesting conversation happening on Twitter, and lets them join in with just one click,” Ellin wrote. “The @mention button encourages visitors to Tweet to your account, driving public conversation directly from your website.”

How useful do you think these changes will be for website owners?

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