Posted on April 15th, 2013 | No comments yet
If you have a Twitter feed embedded on your website, there’s something you should know. Twitter has decided to remove the ability for developers to embed a Twitter feed on a webpage using an API provided by Twitter (API = application programming interface). Up until this point, Twitter has built in the ability for programmers to use Twitter’s own API to pull in tweets and style them (fonts, colors, etc.) to fit the rest of the design. That ability is going away.
From now on, Twitter is suggesting that programmers use what Twitter calls “embedded timelines” on websites that pull in the tweets, but doesn’t allow them to be styled to match the site. Here’s what that looks like in a side-by-side comparison (the styled version is on the left and the new “embedded timeline” is on the right).
So what does this mean for you?
If your site currently has a Twitter feed that has been styled to match the look of your site, that Twitter feed is going to break in a few weeks. You’ll need to let us know that your Twitter feed needs to be updated to avoid having a broken feed on your site in May when Twitter implements this change.
We’ve got the answer.
Now that you understand the change, you need to know something else. We have a fix all ready to go. We don’t want the look of your site to be highjacked by an embedded timeline, so we’ve built our own programming fix that allows us to pull in your Twitter feed and style it to fit your site.
Let us know that you need this fix applied to your site and we’ll get it knocked out. Just send an email to support [at] immerseme [dot] com and tell us you need the Twitter fix. That’s right … it’s that easy.