Twitter cards don't appear when retweeting articles


#1

Hi, I’ve tried to retweet URLs from news websites several times (usually using the Twitter icon on that website) and it stopped showing an image + title and abstract, only a link. I tried copying the URL to my tweet box and it still doesn’t show an image or abstract. The link was whitelisted and apparently I wasn’t the only one saying there’s a problem. Here’s one example http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/11/world/conversation-climate-tea-crisis/index.html
another example is http://www.authorandsister.net
if you can’t find something wrong, I’d appreciate advise, maybe something in my settings is wrong.

Thanks.


#2

I just Tweeted a link from your site and the card shows just fine. Do you have Tweet IDs where this is not the case? Note that cards / abstracts only show after the Tweet is posted, not in the Tweet box / composer on the web.


#3

Hi Andy, thanks for replying so fast! What do you mean by Tweet IDs? It’s now working but once in a while we get a link without the picture. Is there anything to do if it happens?


#4

A Tweet ID is the unique long number that appears in the URL when you have clicked through to an individual Tweet. For example, when I posted a link on Friday to test this, it generated this Tweet with ID 863438724482334720 which clearly shows a card.

Sometimes, for a brand new page or article, our Twitter crawler may take a short time (or even a few hours) to generate the card preview. You can usually use the validator to check that your URL should perform correctly.


#5

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