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Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:26 PM

You can now embed Tweets directly into DU posts

People have been asking for this for a while now, and since Twitter is President Cheetoface McShitgibbon's preferred method of communication we decided it was finally time to program our software to allow automatic embedding of Tweets.

How?

Simply enter the URL of the tweet into the body of your post, and our software will do the rest.

Where's the Tweet URL?

To find the URL, go to the tweet you want to embed and click the small drop-down arrow in the top-right. One of the options will say "Copy link to Tweet" -- grab that link and paste it into your post, and you should get the following result:


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Reply You can now embed Tweets directly into DU posts (Original post)
EarlG Jan 2017 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2017 #1
metroins Jan 2017 #2
radical noodle Jan 2017 #3
yallerdawg Jan 2017 #4
snacker Jan 2017 #5
LiberalFighter Jan 2017 #6
Cattledog Jan 2017 #7
LonePirate Jan 2017 #8
seaglass Jan 2017 #9
They_Live Jan 2017 #13
blogslut Jan 2017 #10
GeorgeGist Jan 2017 #11
Sissyk Jan 2017 #12
OxQQme Jan 2017 #14
OxQQme Jan 2017 #15
Cha Jan 2017 #16
highplainsdem Jan 2017 #17
Denzil_DC Jan 2017 #20
highplainsdem Jan 2017 #21
Denzil_DC Jan 2017 #22
boston bean Jan 2017 #18
Denzil_DC Jan 2017 #19
herding cats Jan 2017 #23
OKNancy Jan 2017 #24
Lucinda Jan 2017 #25
riversedge Jan 2017 #26
riversedge Jan 2017 #27
Linc13 Jan 2017 #28
TDale313 Jan 2017 #29
BlueCaliDem Jan 2017 #30
eppur_se_muova Jan 2017 #31
Denzil_DC Feb 2017 #32
eppur_se_muova Feb 2017 #33
uppityperson Mar 2017 #34
herding cats Mar 2017 #35
uppityperson Mar 2017 #36
JudyM Mar 2017 #37
Make7 Apr 2017 #38
uppityperson May 2017 #40
herding cats May 2017 #42
Kablooie May 2017 #39
Pluvious May 2017 #41
Name removed May 2017 #43
womanofthehills Jun 2017 #44
Blue_Tires Jul 2017 #45
rocktivity Jul 2017 #46
VOX Jul 2017 #47
Name removed Aug 5 #48

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:28 PM

1. Yay. I've been looking forward to this. Thanks. NT

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:28 PM

2. This is cool. Good work! Nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:29 PM

3. Great! Thank you!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:29 PM

4. Very cool !

Thank you!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:33 PM

5. Good to know...

thank you.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:38 PM

6. Thank you great wizards.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:39 PM

7. Yes!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:40 PM

8. Much appreciated! Thank you.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 02:48 PM

9. Excellent! Thank you! I need to practice...lol

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Response to seaglass (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 05:32 PM

13. Awesome.

"pouty face and scowl"

heh.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 03:32 PM

10. Huzzah!

Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! Thank you EarlG!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 04:56 PM

11. Hey, it works ...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 05:05 PM

12. Excellent!

Thanks, Guys!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 09:20 PM

14. #SeanSpicerAFilm

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Response to OxQQme (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 09:23 PM

15. The KKK is a peaceful community outreach organization

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 11:16 PM

16. Wow.. Thanks EarlG.. Testing.. Hey Hey!




Thank you!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 09:43 AM

17. Thanks! It would help, though, to have the tweet open in another window, the way other links

here open.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 07:38 PM

20. Do you want it to open in another window, or another tab in your browser?

I didn't realize at first, but the way it now works is fine for me, though not immediately obvious.

If you click on the displayed tweet, it should open up the actual tweet on Twitter in another tab (at least it does in Firefox).

Try it:


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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 07:53 PM

21. I meant tab (sorry). And it doesn't open in another tab for me, just changes the current tab, so I

have to go back one page to get back to DU. Works the same with the link you posted as it did before.

All other links on DU open a new tab. And links to tweets used to.

BTW, I am using Firefox.

I do have one other quibble with the link. When I used to post links to tweets, you could tell from the link that appeared on DU that it was a particular page on Twitter -- so, for instance, I could post a link to the Twitter account, and a following link to a specific tweet. Now, with only the words "Link to tweet" appearing, you can't tell the links apart.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 08:11 PM

22. Yeah, I take the point about it no longer being as easy

to control how you link to Twitter.

But I don't get "Link to tweet" if I just paste the DU Twitter URL in:

https://twitter.com/demunderground

It just displays it like any other non-image URL.

As opposed to the specific tweet URL:




As for getting the tweet to open in another tab, how about middle-clicking on the link (around the inside margins of it seems to be the hot spot, or aim for the date stamp) rather than left-clicking? That opens it in a new tab for me.

Or right-clicking on the tweet's date stamp will bring up menu options, the first of which is "Open Link in New Tab".

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 10:20 AM

18. Nice. Thank you!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 07:30 PM

19. That's very cool. Thanks. Note to any Ghostery users:

You'll need to either whitelist ("Trust Site" DU or allow the Twitter Button Social Media Tracker in order for this to work.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 03:19 PM

23. Thank you!

This is a much needed upgrade!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 03:44 PM

24. test

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 01:19 AM

25. Thank you for doing this! It makes action items sooo much easier

to share!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 01:25 AM

26. testing.........

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Response to riversedge (Reply #26)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 01:26 AM

27. Hey IT WORKED. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 01:28 AM

28. Well...

alright.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 01:46 AM

29. Cool. Gonna Practice...







(Sharing cause you just know the Orange One has to *hate* this pic.)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 02:45 AM

30. YAY!!!! eom

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 04:19 PM

31. Is there a way to disable this feature using individual account preferences ?

Slow-loading tweets are causing the view to bounce all over the place. I wish people wouldn't embed so many tweets in one post that it takes that long to load.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 6, 2017, 11:30 AM

32. Maybe they'll do that.

If not, install a browser plugin like Ghostery - it'll stop the tweets displaying (unless you tell it to allow them) and just show a link instead.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 6, 2017, 07:00 PM

33. Thanks. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:12 AM

34. I don't see a drop down arrow, can't do more than copy the address. Help?

The address like this, can't see an arrow on my tablet

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/839108868584124417

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #34)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 04:48 AM

35. Are you on a tablet or other mobile device?

If so, mobile twitter, which twitter defaults to even in a mobile device's browser when one chooses not to use the app, doesn't appear to offer a work around for this issue that I'm aware of yet.

I'm about to try other browsers, and I'll let you know if I find one which one can emulate a none mobile environment. Until then, were reduced to moving to a non mobile device to embed tweets due to a flaw in the Twitter platform.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #35)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 10:43 AM

36. Thank you, that is it indeed

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Response to herding cats (Reply #35)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:14 PM

37. Thanks, I was just trying to do this on a tablet too, found your post. Bummer.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #34)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:56 PM

38. You just need to delete the 'mobile.' At the beginning of the address.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/839108868584124417

In case you still were wondering how to get tweets to embed from your mobile device - although I don't know how easy or difficult editing text is on your device (usually it's pretty easy - I am posting this from my iPad).

I'm a little late to the party, but thought some mobile users might still happen upon this.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #38)

Thu May 4, 2017, 10:44 PM

40. Thank you, that fixed it for me

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #40)

Fri May 5, 2017, 06:47 PM

42. They've updated mobile twitter since my previous post.

Now you should just be able to click the menu, select "copy link to tweet", paste it here on DU and it will work. At least it does for me now.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed May 3, 2017, 05:18 PM

39. Note: This doesn't work on iOS Safari.

But works fine on iOS Chrome.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #39)

Fri May 5, 2017, 03:17 PM

41. Testing possible work around




I'm using iPad Safari - you need to remove the "mobile." portion from the hostname, otherwise you get this:

https://mobile.twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/860460384360292352

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 10:38 AM

44. On an imac - just right click on the tweet and "copy link to tweet" comes up

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 04:21 PM

45. lifesaver!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 05:28 PM

47. Terrific! So glad we can now do this!

There have been numerous "keepers" posted on Twitter that are insightful, witty and caustically anti-#45. Have been wanting to share more of those.

As always, thanks for your sterling effort, EarlG!

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