Twitter’s December 2011 redesign adds new features that make it easier to reference, link and embed tweets. Here’s how it all works.

First, select the desired tweet with a single-click on its text. A bit more information will be revealed. To the right of the time/date stamp information, click on the word Details. (Note: This is a change from the previous web version of Twitter. You used to click on the time/date stamp itself.)


You’ll see the tweet displayed on its own unique web page:


Now click on Embed this Tweet. A three-tabbed window will appear with embed/link instructions. Here’s my example:

HTML: Copy and paste this code into your website to embed the Twitter-compliant tweet. Note: See my example at the end of this post.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p>Week in review: Getting a bead on Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus? <a href=”” title=”″></a></p>&mdash; CNET News (@CNETNews) <a href=”″ data-datetime=”2011-12-09T19:17:39+00:00″>December9, 2011</a></blockquote>
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Shortcode: This is for websites that are shortcode-aware, like WordPress.


Link: A URL that you can share.

Example of embedded tweet: