Microblogging site Twitter today introduced a new interactive feature that lets users insert customizable streams on tweets, or Twitter timelines, on their webpages.
The new embedded timelines will in addition allow Twitter users to place any public timeline on their website as well as connect their readers with the tweets created on the microblogging site.
Twitter developer advocate Sylvain Carle stated today in a blog post: “We’re bringing Twitter and the Web closer together by launching new real-time tools for Web site developers.”
The tool, which is just a line of HTML code rather than a plug-in, lets users embed a stream of tweets to Web pages rather than merely collection of tweets or single tweets.
Users can personalise what they select. Photos and media are extendable and people can follow, retweet or reply from within the ‘tweet box’.
With one line of HTML, users can deliver any account’s tweets, favorites, a list, search query or #hashtag directly to your website, Carle said, these new tools are built specifically for the Web: they load fast, scale with your traffic as your audience grows, update in real-time, and work great in modern, legacy, and mobile browsers.
The new feature follows Twitter’s official launch today of its new developer interface that allows developers up to six months to conform to the company’s new, restrictive guidelines.
The new guidelines target developers who duplicate elements of Twitter’s site which the company earlier said it is committed to improving and investing from. According to Cnet News, the introduction of the new developer interface shows twitter is determined to protect its core assets.
Twitter has in addition deepened its relationship with coders whose products add value to the site.