August 1, 2013
Facebook Launches Embedded Posts
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online
Facebook announced on Wednesday it would roll out embedded posts that allow users to share public updates on blogs and other third-party websites.
"Today, we are beginning to roll out Embedded Posts to make it possible for people to bring the most compelling, timely public posts from Facebook to the rest of the web," Facebook said in its announcement.
Embedded posts can include pictures, videos, hashtags and other content, and viewers will be able to "like" and share the post directly from the embed.
The social network said it would initially roll out Embedded Posts with news publishers Bleacher Report, CNN, Huffington Post, Mashable and PEOPLE, with broader availability "coming soon."
Facebook users can add an embedded post by clicking on the arrow on the top right of a post, then selecting the "Embed Post" option. A box with embed code will appear, which users paste into their blog or website.
The option will only be available for public posts, which are denoted by a globe adjacent to the time stamp.
Embedded posts will appear on a website just as they do on Facebook. Users can then like or share the post directly from the website, like or follow the author of the shared post, or navigate to the original post on Facebook.
If an embedded post is later made private, a message will appear stating the content is no longer available.
Facebook-owned Instagram added Web embedding a few weeks ago, while Twitter unveiled the feature in December of 2011.
Additional information about Facebook's Embedded Posts can be found in the company's Embedded Posts documentation.