Facebook Launches Embedded Posts, With Select Publishers For Now

facebook-logo-newFacebook announced they are testing a new feature to embed public Facebook posts on your website.

This is similar to the way you can embed tweets, embed instagrams and/or embed vine videos, and now you can embed Facebook posts.

Again, this is being rolled out slowly and is currently only available for Bleacher Report, CNN, Huffington Post, Mashable and PEOPLE Facebook posts.

How To Embed Facebook Posts

Click on the down arrow at the top right of the post and select “Embed Post”:

facebook-embed-post-link

Then the embed code will appear below, which you can copy and paste into your own website:

facebook-embed-post-code

Take the code and embed it as you wish on your website, and presto, the Facebook post will show on your site. Users will be able to interact with it as well. For example, they will be able to Like the post, watch the video in the post, see more of the content and much more.

Here is a live example of an embedded Facebook post:

For more details on implementing embedded posts, see this page.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Facebook: Buttons & Plugins | Top News

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  • http://vandykhamsay.com/ Vandy K.

    Verified accounts, hashtags, embedded posts: à la Twitter.

  • http://markfrisk.com/ Mark Frisk

    Hmmm. As far as users interacting with the embed goes, clicking any of the elements (except the share icon) in your embedded example pops open a new tab with the original Facebook post. Almost defeats the point of embedding the post in the first place.

  • http://markfrisk.com/ Mark Frisk

    I am not crazy, really I’m not. The “like” icons, both at upper right and lower left, were popping open a new tab/window. Now it’s working.

  • http://printfirm.com/ Katherine Tattersfield

    This would be really exciting if WordPress plugins like this hadn’t been around for years.

  • http://www.skipser.com/ Arun

    Although Facebook says the feature is limited, it is not. Only the “embed link” is made visible to select facebook accounts. The embed code is fairly basic and consists of one parameter which is the post URL. Any body can embed any publicly shared Facebook post using the code. The code can be created manually or using this tool – http://www.skipser.com/527

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