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Twitter widget update

The twitter widget is one of the most popular widgets for many reasons. That’s why we received many feedbacks about it, asking for new features. Today we are happy to release an updated version of this widget with many improvements.

The first thing you will notice are the small tabs that let you view more than your friends’ timeline. You can now display:

  • your friends’ timeline
  • replies sent to you in the last 100 messages
  • direct messages
  • your own tweets
  • your favorite tweets
  • your followers list

Then, we are introducing actions for tweets. When you move your mouse over a tweet, you are offered four action icons:

  • reply to the author
  • retweet the message, which means that you relay the message to your followers
  • mark the tweet as favorite
  • send a direct message to the author

But that’s not all, there are many other improvements:

  • up to 100 tweets are displayed (used to be 20)
  • replies are highlited in the main timeline
  • the tweet origin is now displayed
  • clicking on a username shows all their their tweets
  • hashtags support
  • and more!

To add this widget, simply click on the “Add content” button, go to “Essential widgets” and click on the Twitter widget. Those of you who already have the widget have nothing to do: the widget is automatically upgraded.

Let us know what you think about it by leaving a comment or by sending a message to @netvibes!

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