Embedding a tweet provides a UX familiar to users of Twitter, and is less surprising for authors of tweets when they see their tweet on a site other than Twitter.
See Twitter's instructions:
- (needs link to a snarfed.org reply to a tweet)
From the How to use the Substack editor documentation:
To embed a tweet, Instagram photo; YouTube or Vimeo video; Spotify, SoundCloud, or Bandcamp audio track; or GitHub Gist, just paste the relevant link on a new line (don’t grab the embed code; it won’t work).
- Workaround the deletion problem by removing class="twitter-tweet" per https://twitter.com/kevinmarks/status/1511657963852906503
- "If you remove class="twitter-tweet" on the blockquote the script doesn't delete it (that's what I did to show the fallback for the 1st tweet in the article)" @kevinmarks April 6, 2022