A brief guide on embedding Twitter feeds in your community.
It's common to embed or integrate feeds from other services into your Igloo, and Twitter is probably the most frequent request. A Twitter feed on the front page of your community can keep people informed and make it easy to share your tweets themselves. Twitter has a widget creator available from the settings area, letting you customize the height and some of the colours of the widget, as well as adjusting some Twitter specific settings.
Why embed a Twitter feed?
In addition to showing your organization's Twitter timeline, the Twitter feed has several other uses. Departments with their own Twitter can embed their specific feed in their Space, showing tweets and replies directly in Igloo (We do this with @IglooSupport, to make sure we're on top of people reaching out to us there). Twitter embeds can also track hashtags, letting you show the hashtag from an event that you're hosting or a conference you're following right in your Igloo.
Where can I embed Twitter?
How do I embed Twitter?
You can embed Twitter by creating a widget there and copying the code directly into the code view of an HTML widget, but there's another option as well. For a fast Twitter widget, replace the highlighted elements below with your own Twitter information, and add it to the code view of an HTML widget.
In addition to your organizations Twitter account, some other Twitter feeds you could embed include:
- @IglooSoftware, for product and industry updates
- @IglooSupport, to reach out to the support team
- @dog_rates , because all dogs are 13/10