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With recent Twitter changes I had the new embed block setup to show my twitter feed on my blog site. Recently it started just showing a generic "There is no recent tweets to show" when the page is still active. Tried deleting the block and starting from the beginning but can't get it to be up to date.

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On 7/15/2023 at 6:44 PM, amillent said:

With recent Twitter changes I had the new embed block setup to show my twitter feed on my blog site. Recently it started just showing a generic "There is no recent tweets to show" when the page is still active. Tried deleting the block and starting from the beginning but can't get it to be up to date.

If you aren't logged into Twitter/X when you view the website, or you are using privacy blocking tools, you won't see timeline information. Instead, you'll see a message like this:

 twitter-embed-not-logged-in.thumb.png.177904eab9b9b90aa07968887754163b.png

If you are logged in to Twitter/X (and aren't using privacy blocking tools) when you view your site, you should see the timeline. Here's what I see when I view your site:

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This is one of a number of change initiatives implemented by Twitter/X Corp so isn't something that we (or Squarespace) can control. 

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On 9/4/2023 at 2:01 PM, paul2009 said:

 

If you aren't logged into Twitter/X when you view the website, or you are using privacy blocking tools, you won't see timeline information. Instead, you'll see a message like this:

 twitter-embed-not-logged-in.thumb.png.177904eab9b9b90aa07968887754163b.png

If you are logged in to Twitter/X (and aren't using privacy blocking tools) when you view your site, you should see the timeline. Here's what I see when I view your site:

twitter-embed-logged-in.thumb.png.7a9cd105817131ac5a6e55d30443f437.png

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Thank you, Paul, this explains why it is not working, but it is not a solution because we cannot ask the viewers of my clients' sites to log in to Twitter and disable privacy blocking tools every time they visit the mentioned sites.

Am I right when I assume that this is a problem created by Twitter/X and that if Twitter/X doesn't undo their changes, this problem won't be solved?

Do you think it would be different if you become a paying Twitter/X member?

Do you know any alternative to Twitter/X that you would recommend?

Thank you very much in advance for any hints, Paul.

Best Cris

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2 hours ago, Xbal said:

Do you think it would be different if you become a paying Twitter/X member?

I haven't tried this so I don't know. If you (or anyone reading this) try a paid plan, please share your experience.

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4 hours ago, Jim said:

Even when logged into mu own twitter account in another tab and try looking at my client's websites I still only see the "Nothing to see here yet" message. Same is true for my own website.

@Jim I suspect you are using a privacy blocking tool of some kind to prevent the Twitter cookies? 🙂

I say this because although I couldn't find a Twitter embed on your site, when I embed your Twitter feed on a Squarespace site, I see this with my privacy tools disabled:

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and this when they are enabled:

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@paul2009 thanks for looking into this. I am still unable to replicate your success. I have an unlinked page (https://www.snowballentertainment.com/twitter) to try and explain / show my clients a number of different options that are available with https://publish.twitter.com/#. When I use the tool it shows my feed but when I embed I get the 'Nothing to see here - yet' message.

I'm sure you are right about privacy tools but I can't seem to fix it. I have already disabled (not uninstalled) Ad Blocker Plus in Chrome and Firefox for my domain and no success. I also tried with Edge that has zero extensions at all and still the same issue.

Am I missing a potential system wide privacy tool on Windows?

If I am struggling then I fear my clients and visitors will too, and there is a high risk of visitors see the ugly / broken looking error message which is more damaging to clients tan simply avoiding and just having a button or fake image as placeholder.

Any more thought form you or others greatly welcomed!

Many thanks

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2 hours ago, Jim said:

I have an unlinked page (https://www.snowballentertainment.com/twitter) to try and explain / show my clients a number of different options that are available with https://publish.twitter.com/#. When I use the tool it shows my feed but when I embed I get the 'Nothing to see here - yet' message.

I can't comment on what is causing the issue for you (I can't troubleshoot that from here 🙂) but I can assure you it does work when not blocked. The page you've linked is working fine for me. I hope that helps, if only a little.

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