Retrieve tweets with the Twitter oEmbed API

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Retrieve tweets with the Twitter oEmbed API

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A utility package to retrieve tweets with Twitter's oEmbed API. The main benefit of Twitter's oEmbed API is that it's public. You don't need to set up a developer account to get started, but the data in the response is minimal.

This package is meant to set the stage for tools that embed Tweets. For example, a markdown plugin that embeds tweets as static HTML so your blog doesn't need a bloated JavaScript widget. Or a rich text editor plugin for your email platform so tweets can be embedded in newsletters, like Substack does.

It's still in an experimental stage, I'm not sure what direction this is going to go yet. I don't think it's valuable enough as long as it doesn't support displaying basic data like an image or quoted tweet, which the oEmbed API doesn't return by default.

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You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/twitter-oembed


$tweet = (new TwitterOEmbed())->embed(

echo $tweet->url;
// ""

echo $tweet->name;
// "David Simon"

echo $tweet->username;
// "@AoDespair"

echo $tweet->html;
// "<p>Have I seen The Wire?</p>"

echo $tweet->date;
// 2019-09-16


  • j7mbo/twitter-api-php: A Twitter API wrapper. This returns a lot more data, but requires a developer account.
  • embed/embed: A generic oEmbed package. This supports retrieving oEmbed data from any source, like YouTube or Wikipedia. spatie/twitter-oembed aims to add Twitter specific features like parsing the tweet's date and author metadata.


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