Facebook Embeddable Posts Embed

Facebook to roll out Embeddable Posts


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

July 31, 2013 | 2 min read

Facebook has begun to roll out Embeddable Posts within its news feeds.

In an announcement today (July 31) it said: “Embedded Posts make it possible for people to bring the most compelling, timely public posts from Facebook to the rest of the web.”

For online news sites and blogs it will allow them to embed public Facebook posts with pictures, videos, hashtags and other content.

People can also like and share the post directly from the embed.

Similar to rival Twitter, all users have to do is click the 'Embed Post' link from a menu in the spot currently occupied by the 'Report/Mark as Spam'. They can then copy and paste the code onto their own website to share the post.

The social media site offered three examples of how it would work with recent news shared on Facebook: The Royal Baby; Andy Murray’ Wimbledon win; and a journalist's longer post on the problems in Egypt.

So far, only a handful of media organisations have been given early access to the embeds, including Mashable, CNN, Huffington Post, Bleacher Report and People magazine. It will roll out fully in the coming weeks.

The update comes having added clickable hashtags to its site in June.

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