Welcome to this week’s social media quick tip.
When it comes to writing, I’m a big fan of crowdsourcing quotes and ideas via Twitter. I then like to take those tweets and embed them directly into an article or blog post I’ve written.
What is an embedded Tweet?
An embedded Tweet includes the Tweet itself, plus any media content such as photo or video. Here’s an example of a Medium article I published today containing several embedded Tweets.
How to embed a Tweet
Embedding a Tweet on your website or blog is a really simple process because Twitter auto-generates the required embed code. All you have to do is copy and paste the code and add it to your site.
1. Select the tweet you want to embed:
2. Click on the down arrow icon [v]. Select Embed Tweet from the drop-down list.
3. Copy the HTML code from the pop-up screen. If you only wish to include the Tweet without any media (photos, GIFs, videos) displayed alongside the Tweet. then uncheck Include media to hide media.
4. Paste the code into your blog or website.
And voilà you’re done!
Embedding tweets is a super way to add variety to your content and bring fresh perspectives and credibility to your writing.
Give it a go this week – and do let me know how it works out for you.
Here’s to your social media success!