From the Twitter Developer blog:
“Today we’re releasing a simple new addition to the API called Web Intents that makes it possible to make Tweets that you display on the web interactive. Web Intents provide popup optimized flows for all the ways you interact with Tweets and users on Twitter: Tweet, Reply, Retweet, Favorite, and Follow. The new tool makes it possible for users to interact with Twitter content in the context of your site, without leaving the page or having to authorize a new app just for the interaction. Web intents are mobile friendly and easy to implement.”
Much to my great joy, Web Intents will also play nice with WordPress’ Blackbird Pie, as all tweets embedded with Blackbird Pie will retroactively embue all tweets with the functionality. (Try it out with the tweets above).
You can test out all the different functions of the Web Intents below:
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