Twitter Eases Process of Embedding Timelines

Twitter streamlined the process for publishers looking to generate and embed multiple timelines.

Twitter streamlined the process for publishers looking to generate and embed multiple timelines.

Senior product manager Mollie Vandor used a blog post to reveal three ways for publishers to generate an unlimited number of timelines: factory functions, Twitter’s new oEmbed application-programming interface and via publish.twitter.com.

Vandor also said publishers no longer need to create and save widgets to their accounts.

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She wrote:

Whether you want to programmatically generate thousands of timelines at once, or you’re just looking for the quickest way to add a single Twitter timeline to your site, we’ve got you covered. With factory functions, you can now easily generate timelines for any web application, whether you want one timeline or 1 million. You can also use our new oEmbed API to seamlessly integrate profile, list, like or collection timelines directly into your CMS (content-management system). Or you can go straight to publish.twitter.com to customize your own embedded timeline display and get the code you need to copy and paste into your site–no computer science degree required.

As part of these improvements, we’ve also removed the need to create and save widgets to your account. Of course, if you already have timeline widgets, you can always access them in your Twitter settings. But going forward, you won’t need to log in to create or configure embedded timelines, and you’ll never need another widget ID again. All you need is a public profile, list, like or collection URL to get started. Check out our documentation or go to publish.twitter.com for more information. And, as always, by embedding Twitter content in your website or app, you are agreeing to the Developer Agreement and Developer Policy.

Readers: Do you have experience with embedding Twitter timelines?