Twitter Improves Embedded Timeline For Websites

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Twitter announced that it will soon launch an updated embedded timeline feature that better takes advantage of some of Twitter's newer features. It will also provide an overall better user experience.

It will use responsive design and support new media types including polls. It will also display expanded photos, videos, GIFs, etc.

"As part of this redesign, we are also deprecating the old ‘hide media’ option, so all Tweets with media will be expanded by default," says Twitter senior software engineer Jacob Harding. "This reduces the number of clicks between your users and your content, and makes it easier for your audience to engage with the Tweets you embed. We’ve also made it easier to share your content by putting the in-line share action front and center on every Tweet."

Twitter will make the new style of embedded timeline available on March 3, when it will automatically update all existing timelines to the new version.

Once the feature rolls out, you can embed profiles, lists, collections, etc. using the new display.

Twitter explains how you can see your existing timelines in the new style in the meantime here.

Images via Wikimedia Commons, Twitter

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