The Twitter Timeline app from ScreenCloud allows you to easily put tweets from your feed up onto your digital signage screens. This is great for sharing a Twitter feed with an internal team, or staying on top of mentions and favorites. You can access the digital signage Twitter app from within our App Store.
The Twitter Timeline app works by allowing you to select any feed from your own Twitter account.
With the ScreenCloud Twitter Timeline app you can:
- Share tweets from your timeline
- Show mentions to your account
- Show a favorites feed
- See updated tweets in real time
Here’s how it works:
1. Login via Twitter
Once you have selected 'Add This App' you will see the Twitter Timeline app setup panel.
In order to access your Twitter Timeline, you will need to select 'login'. This will take you to a page where you can authorize ScreenCloud to access your Twitter account. You will need to do this in order to allow ScreenCloud to pull through your tweets in real time.
Once you have successfully logged in, you will see a green checkmark box need to the login button.
2. Create your Twitter Timeline settings
Next, you will need to select which timeline to show. The options are:
- Self - this will show all of the tweets you have sent from your Twitter account in chronological order.
- Home - this will show your home feed as determined by Twitter's algorithm.
- Mentions - this will show all of the mentions to your account handle.
- Favorites - this will show the tweets you have favourited in chronological order.
Then, select the duration of each tweet and how you would like to show images and videos.
3. Preview your results
Once you’re happy with your settings it's time to preview the results.
Click ‘Preview App’ and a small popup will show you exactly what your feed will look like, including the same timings and tweets that you’ll see on the big screen!
4. Add your Twitter app to a playlist
Once you have your Twitter content finalized, it can be dragged and dropped into a playlist. This ensures you can show different Twitter feeds or timelines at different times and allows you to mix your Twitter feed with other types of content throughout the day.
Select ‘Add App’ and you’ll be given the option to name your Twitter feed - which is a great idea if you’re planning on using more than one.
Now navigate to ‘Playlists’ and either add your Twitter feed to an existing playlist, or start a new one. This is drag and drop so it’s easy to add your Twitter feed in between other content or on its own.
Frequently asked questions:
Can I display the Twitter app in portrait?
Yes the Twitter app can be used within a portrait or landscape display.
Can I use the Twitter app as part of a zoned digital signage display?
Yes, when setting up a zoned display you will see the option to ‘Add App’. Any Twitter feeds you have setup will be found in this list and can be added to any zone of the zoned display setup.
How are the results ordered?
Tweets are shown either chronologically, or according to Twitter's algorithm depending on which feed you are showing.
Why do I have to log in through Twitter before my results can be shown?
This is due to Twitter’s API which asks for tokens in exchange for Twitter search results. When you log in, Twitter gives you access to your tweets which can then be displayed on screen.
What if I want to show someone else's feed instead of my own?
Please use the Twitter Search app instead.
For further help and support please get in touch with our team on firstname.lastname@example.org