Twitter has rolled out an update for its embedded tweets feature that
bring along quite a few enhancements. The update makes it easier and
faster to embed tweets. Now, to embed a tweet, all that a user has to do
is click on the 'More' option at the bottom of the tweet and select
"Embed Tweet". A new dialog box pops open, which displays the HTML code
and also the preview of what the tweet will look like.
the 'More' section, there is also an option available to "Email Tweet'.
Earlier to embed any tweet, one had to choose Expand from the bottom of
the tweet, then click on Details, and then select the embed option. The
'More' option is available for users on Twitter.com and TweetDeck.
now the embedded tweets on the websites will look similar to how they
appear on twitter.com. Fundamentally, the new embeds are better at
displaying the Twitter card and as a result pictures, videos and article
summaries look much better than before. The embedded tweets now display
live retweets and favourites count as well.
microblogging site is claiming that post the rollout of these changes,
embedded tweets should load faster on third-party websites. Talking
about these new changes, Twitter's Jason Costa shares on the company's
official blog, "To make sure embedded Tweets load quickly, we've reduced
the number of HTTP requests required to display an embedded Tweet and
improved rendering speed in the browser."
introduced the embedded tweet feature in December 2011 that allowed
users to follow the tweeter there and then and also reply, retweet and
favourite tweets. Prior to this, Twitter introduced updates to TweetDeck
with faster navigation,
and Twitter for iOS and Android which added the ability to expand tweets.