I’m looking for clarification on the display requirements for a tweet, specifically with displaying media inline
Currently, when you use twitter.com and come across a photo, the image is hidden behind a “Show Photo” link, as you see here:
Which then expands and displays the photo inline with the tweet, like this:
We’re working with a startup that is pulling in tweets via the streaming API, and displaying it on their website. We’re following the guidelines for displaying a tweet as outlined here:
But we’ve run into an ambiguity when dealing with media entities and displaying tweets.
In a nutshell, is there any rule against immediately displaying an image inline in the page, or can we only link to the image? As in, can we do something like this:
Or should we hide it a la twitter with Show/Hide Photo button, or is the only way we can display images inline the way outlined here:
where we have to overlay the text on top of the image.
If we can display the image inline with the tweet, are we allowed to hotlink to the original media_url, or should we be rehosting the image?