Tweet Button FAQ

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Which browsers does the Tweet Button support?

The Tweet Button has been tested for support with the most popular browsers. Browsers which do not support the required JavaScript features will still function but will only see a default hyperlink. Browsers actively tested for compatibility:

  • Internet Explorer 9+
  • Chrome 37+
  • Safari 7+
  • Firefox 36+
  • Android Browser 4.4+

Does the Tweet Button support other languages?

Yes. Include a lang parameter to explicitly set the language of the Tweet button. View the Twitter for Websites supported languages list to learn more about supported languages.

What are the dimensions of the Tweet Button?

The Tweet button is 55 pixels wide and 20 pixels high.

Internationalized Tweet Buttons

Internationalized Tweet buttons have slightly different dimensions.

Languagelang codeDimensions
Englishen55px by 20px
110px by 20px
55px by 62px
Japaneseja80px by 20px
Spanishes64px by 20px

What happens if twitter.com has an error or is over capacity?

The Tweet Button is hosted on a high performance content distribution network and is kept separate from twitter.com. This means if twitter.com goes down your site will not be affected and the button will still display. What will happen is when a user presses the Tweet button the Tweet web intent will fail to load and users will instead see a Twitter error page.

I want to use multiple Tweet Buttons on my page. Is there anything I should know?

If you want to use more than one Tweet Button on a page you there are a couple of things you will want to check.

  1. If you are using the JavaScript Tweet Button, make sure you only include the widgets.js JavaScript once. The best place to put the JavaScript is before the closing </body>
  2. To avoid duplication of content on your page consider using the rel="me" and rel="canonical" tags in place of the via and url data points on each Tweet Button.

Only two accounts are displayed and by default the via user is shown first with the first related account shown afterwards. If the user is a follower of the via user the Share Box will instead show the first two related accounts the user isn’t a follower of. No accounts are displayed if the user follows all of the suggested accounts (via and related).

Learn more about related accounts.

Does the Tweet Button work over HTTPS?

Yes, the Tweet Button works over HTTPS.