Developers, users, and journalists are finding more creative ways to use Tweets on the web to leverage the power of the network to spread news. In the past it’s been difficult to make these Tweets interactive, requiring you to write an OAuth app simply to attach Reply, Retweet, and Favorite actions to Tweets.
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.
For example, here’s how you add Reply, Retweet, and Favorite links to a specific Tweet: