14 Apr 2023

Integrating a Twitter feed into a website with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

In today's digital age, social media plays a significant role in the way we interact and communicate with each other. One such platform that has taken the world by storm is Twitter. With over 300 million active users, Twitter has become a powerful tool for businesses, organizations, and individuals to connect with their followers and share their thoughts, ideas, and news.

If you're looking to integrate a Twitter feed into your website, this tutorial will guide you through the process using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


Before we get started, here are a few prerequisites that you need to have:

Step 1: Creating a Twitter App

To access Twitter's API, you need to create a Twitter app. Follow these steps to create a Twitter app:

  1. Log in to your Twitter developer account.
  2. Go to the Developer Dashboard and click on "Create an app".
  3. Enter the name and description of your app and click on "Create".
  4. Once the app is created, go to the "Keys and Tokens" tab.
  5. Copy the "API Key" and "API Secret Key".

Step 2: Setting up the HTML

Create a new HTML file and add the following code to it:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Twitter Feed</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <div class="tweets"></div>
    <script src="script.js"></script>

This code sets up the basic structure of our webpage. We have linked a CSS file called "style.css" and a JavaScript file called "script.js". We have also added a div with a class of "tweets" where we will display our Twitter feed.

Step 3: Styling the Twitter Feed

Create a new CSS file called "style.css" and add the following code to it:

.tweet {
    border: 1px solid #ccc;
    padding: 10px;
    margin-bottom: 10px;

This code sets the basic style for each tweet in our feed. We have added a border, padding, and margin to make each tweet stand out.

Step 4: Retrieving the Twitter Feed

Create a new JavaScript file called "script.js" and add the following code to it:

const tweets = document.querySelector('.tweets');

const fetchTweets = async () => {
    const res = await fetch(`https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/user_timeline.json?screen_name=[your_screen_name]&count=5`, {
        headers: {
            'Authorization': `Bearer [your_bearer_token]`

    const data = await res.json();

    data.forEach(tweet => {
        const tweetEl = document.createElement('div');
        tweetEl.innerHTML = `



In this code, we first select the div with a class of "tweets". We then create a function called "fetchTweets" that uses the Twitter API to retrieve the latest 5 tweets from your Twitter account.

To use the Twitter API, we need to pass our bearer token in the request header. Replace "[your_screen_name]" and "[your_bearer_token]" with your Twitter screen name and bearer token, respectively.

Once we have the tweet data, we loop through each tweet and create a div element for each one. We set a class of "tweet" to the div element and add the tweet text and created_at date to the innerHTML of the div element.

Finally, we append the tweet element to the "tweets" div, which we selected earlier.

Step 5: Testing

To test our Twitter feed, open the HTML file in your web browser. You should see the latest 5 tweets from your Twitter account displayed on the page.


Integrating a Twitter feed into your website can be a powerful tool to engage with your audience and keep them up-to-date with your latest news and updates. With the help of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you can easily retrieve and display your latest tweets on your website.

By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should now have a fully functional Twitter feed integrated into your website.