Can I change update interval in Embedded Timeline?


#1

Is there a setting that I can configure for an Embedded Timeline to change its update interval? I checked on the documentation page (https://dev.twitter.com/docs/embedded-timelines) and in the FAQ (https://dev.twitter.com/docs/embedded-timelines-most-frequent-problems-and-their-solution) and have not found anything on this option.

If it does not exist, is there a way to request this setting get added to the API?

Thanks!


#2

Hi Ben,

The update interval for timelines is fixed at 30 seconds, and we don’t presently allow adjustment of that. We wanted a sane balance between new Tweet frequency, server load on our side, using user bandwidth on the client-side, and the performance implications of regular processing in your page.

Adding an option would be quite easy if there’s a strong use case for it. What kind of frequency are you looking for, and with what kind of timeline?

Thanks,

Ben


#3

Hello and thanks by advance. I wanted to ask the same question. Because my embeded timeline is never updated excepted when i reload the page. I have integrated this timeline into an LMS page which is called “Chamilo”. I put a tweet button which is ok and send a special hashtag. Then somebody can answer the question. To get back the answer i have inserted in the same page of th tweet button a timeline listening to this specific hashtag but it’s never updating . Thanks Ben from France


#4

I am experiencing the same condition, only updating when a page is reloaded.
For me I am doing a search for #coffee.


#5