The Twitter Media team today announced that they will be launching an embeddable tweets feature sometime on Tuesday, adding a new layer of social sharing to the 160 character service.
If you’ve been sharing Tweets on your website over the last several years you’ve had to cut and paste those tweets, add the @ sign, or create a screenshot of the actual tweets and upload the picture to your website. Now just like youtube users will be able to copy and paste an embed code, providing a nice clean layout for those embeddable tweets.
Pointing to ReadWriteWeb as an example, Twitter Media all but came out and said a better solution was on the way, with the biggest hint coming on the last sentence of their blog post:
“But the truth, of course, is that a pasted-in image of a tweet is a bit of a hack. We have a simple alternative to propose; it’s coming tomorrow.”
There are still some unanswered questions, such as what will happen if someone deletes one of their tweets you have embedded, but we’ll take this method over creating screenshots or using simple “quotation marks” any time of the day. [Mashable]