Today, Twitter announced a major redesign that is currently rolling out to users. According to their blog, the new design is more streamlined with four new tabs that emphasize discovery. You can read more about the update here.
Along with these design changes, Twitter is also unveiling the ability for developers and bloggers to easily embed tweets, simply by clicking a link on the particular tweet’s permalink page.
“Every Tweet has a story that’s more than just 140 characters. It has an author, mentions @people and #topics, contains media, and has actions you can use to share or join the conversation. It’s a dynamic piece of media, and we believe that everyone should be able to view and interact with Tweets on the Web in the same ways you would from any Twitter client,” said Twitter’s Brian Ellin in a blog post.
Here’s what the new option will look like on the individual tweets:
And here’s the lightbox that will pop up. It allows for a little bit of customization and provides the full HTML code for the tweet as well as the shortcode (for applicable platforms) and the simple URL:
Finally, here’s how the embedded tweet will look on your site:
The embedded tweets will allow you to reply, retweet and favorite them as well as follow the tweeter directly from the third-party site.