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Troubleshooting Twitter @Anywhere's write permissions

With the recent launch of @Twitter's @Anywhere API there have been a number of developers having issues with the follow button and the Tweet Box not working. This stems mostly from a bug where new applications created on would default to read only access.

If are having problems using @Anywhere try this simple step by step guide.

  1. Check that your application has "Read and Write" as the "Default access type". If not edit your application settings so it does. You can do that on
  2. Check that your @Twitter account's access token for said application has "read and write access". If not revoke access and re-authorized from the website you are testing @Anywhere from. You can find out the access type on
  3. Delete your cookies. Specifically the "twttr_anywhere" cookie for the domain hosting the @Anywhere code. You can read more about clearing your cookies
Have you had any other issues with @Anywhere? What solutions have you had?


  1. I have an issue but not a solution yet. On firefox 3.6.3, once your initialise the twitter anywhere object and the Iframes are created, the page becomes slightly wider. this creates a scrollbar for side scrolling which is a bit annoying

  2. Sounds like you are putting the @Anywhere code somewhere where the inserted iframe is wider then the element it is being inserted into. Try playing with your CSS.


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