Published on July 31st, 2013 | by Colleen Corkery0
Facebook Introduces Embedded Posts
Have you ever wanted to post a Facebook status update, picture, video or conversation in its entirety to a blog post or a website? Facebook, the social media giant, just announced they’re now rolling out embeddable posts.
Embedding a Facebook post works similarly to Twitter or YouTube in which you have the option to click “Embed post” from a menu and an embed code will be provided. This code can be copy and pasted into your website or blog post’s HTML. Facebook posts must be set to “public” and your Facebook profile or page must be enabled in order for the embed codes to be provided.
Dave Capra, Software Engineer at Facebook also noted on their website that “When embedded, posts can include pictures, videos, has tags and other content. People can also like and share the post directly from the embed.”
Embedding posts is a popular method amongst journalists, news organizations and bloggers, allowing them to share content in a timely and dynamic manner. Currently, CNN, Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, PEOPLE and Mashable all have embedding rights with “broader availability coming soon.”
Facebook shared this example from the official British Monarchy Facebook page. “You can click the #RoyalBabyBoy hash tag directly from the embedded post to discover similar content on Facebook,” says Capra:
Do you plan to use embedded posts? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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