Twitter Launches New Embeddable Timelines

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Twitter launched embeddable tweets (though we're partial to our own SocialDitto) late last year, but now they're taking things a step further. The company is launching a new way to embed interactive timelines of tweets on any website.

"Whether it’s an author’s Tweets alongside their blog, a hashtag about an event like #DNC2012, or a list of competitors at the US Open, Tweets add a live, real-time dimension to articles, news reports, and the web at large," says product manager Brian Ellin in a blog post. "These new embeddable timelines enable publishers, writers, developers, and any Twitter user to drop a rich, interactive piece of Twitter into their websites."

Just as with embeddable tweets, users can interact with the embedded timelines just like they would be able to do on

Embeddable Twitter Timeline

"Expand Tweets to see photos, media, and more," says Ellin. "Start a conversation from the Tweet box, follow users that you discover, and reply to, retweet, or favorite Tweets directly from the page."

To add a timeline to your site, simply add a line of HTML to deliver ANY account's tweets, favorites, lists, search queries or #hashtags.

"These new tools are built specifically for the web: they load fast, scale with your traffic as your audience grows, update in real-time, and work great in modern, legacy, and mobile browsers," says Twitter's Sylvain Carle.

To create an embeddable timeline, you can do so from this new timeline settings page. More information can be found in Twitter's developer documentation.

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