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How to Embed and Include Tweets in a Webpage

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Samyak Lalit | April 12, 2012 (Last update: September 13, 2019)

Samyak Lalit is an Indian author and disability rights activist. He is the principal author and founder of projects like TechWelkin, WeCapable, Viklangta, Kavita Kosh among many others.

With ever increasing popularity of micro-blogging platform Twitter –now it has become quite a common practice to cite a tweet on a webpage. Earlier, people used to copy the tweet text from Twitter and paste it in their website or blog. But such pasted text does not look truthful in first look. Users may doubt that the website owner may have changed something while pasting the tweet. So, users will any have to visit Twitter to verify what you’ve pasted on your website.

This is the reason why Twitter provided facility to embed a tweet in any webpage. Embedded tweet gets its text directly from Twitter and website owner has no way to alter it.

Therefore, the best and easiest way to include a tweet in your web page is to embed it. Embedding a tweet creates a nice looking tweet box on your page. The box contains the tweet content. Let’s see how you can include a tweet in your website by embedding it:

SEE ALSO: How to properly cite tweets in publications

STEP 1: On Twitter, go to the tweet that you want to embed

STEP 2: Click on the “Embed” link given below tweet

Embed link

STEP 3: Select, either HTML, Shortcode or Link version of the code.

HTML code will work in all kinds of website.

Shortcode is for WordPress based websites and other platforms that support shortcode notation.

Link tab provides URL of the tweet

Code for embedding tweet

Code for embedding tweet

STEP 4: Copy the required code. Paste it in your webpage at appropriate place

Tweet Embedding Example

I am embedding one of the TechWelkin tweets below:

BONUS TIP: You can embed not only single tweet but also a full Twitter conversation and also tweets with photos and videos.

I hope it was useful for you. Please let me know if you have any questions about this topic. Thank you for using TechWelkin.


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