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Twitter brings in three new methods of embedding timelines

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Twitter has brought in three all new ways of letting developers and publishers organize and embed single or multiple Twitter timelines on their webpages. The same could be done earlier as well, but the newer methods make the process that much more easier.

A blog post by Twitter on the topic, said

 In March, we upgraded the embedded timeline to a modern new design that beautifully showcases Tweets across your desktop and mobile sites. Now, we’re excited to announce that we’ve made it easier than ever to add these rich, responsive Tweet displays directly to your website or CMS.

In case you are still wondering about what this articles is about, remember the little rectangles in websites that are not Twitter? That let you read and embed a person /or persons, twitter feed straight into your own website. The company has launched three new methods of embedding twitter feed on your own webpage. Enter Factory Functions, oEmbedAPI and publish.twitter.com. Each of these methods offer unique ways of accessing the live feed through your webpage — lets take a look.

Factory Functions method includes a bunch of functions, buttons and arguments that can be used to generate timelines for any web application. The method is relatively complex, but there are no numerical constraints on the number of timelines embedded.

With factory functions, you can now easily generate timelines for any web app, whether you want one timeline or one million.

Next up is the oEmbedAPI, capable of directly integrating stuff like profile, list, like, or collection timelines into your CMS. With oEmbed support, any CMS can quickly and easily embed user, collection, list, and likes timelines through the already existing oEmbed workflows.

Finally, there is the simplest and my personal favorite method. Publish.twitter.comAll you have to do here is customize your very own experience using the website and finally receive the full code for it, which can be copied and pasted according to your convenience and requirements. The platform lets you embed tweets, timelines and grids.

Twitter has also removed the need to create and save widgets to your account.

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.

Which should just serve to remove some unnecessary hassles. Meanwhile, each of these three methods are completely different and together, ought to cover the needs of almost everyone looking to embed tweets and timelines to his/her website.

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