Facebook Wednesday announced the rollout of embedded posts, which will allow users to add public posts from the social network elsewhere on the Web, such as on blogs and websites, with those posts including photos, videos, hashtags, and other content. Readers will also be able to like and share directly via embedded posts.
Only posts set to public can be embedded, and the feature launched Wednesday on five media pages — CNN, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, People, and Mashable — with Facebook promising “broader availability coming soon.”
The social network offered the following examples of embedded posts in its announcement of the feature on Facebook Newsroom:
The official British Monarchy Page published this post shortly after the royal baby was born. You can click the #RoyalBabyBoy hashtag directly from the embedded post to discover similar content on Facebook:
Andy Murray shared this picture after winning the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. People can like Andy’s page directly from the embedded post by clicking the “Like Page” button in the upper-right corner:
Many journalists post detailed commentary about world events from their Facebook timelines. You can click “See More” to expand this embedded post from Fareed Zakaria and read his full commentary. You can also click “Follow” to subscribe to more posts from Fareed:
Facebook also offered instructions on how to use embedded posts in a post on its developer blog:
To embed a post, first check if the post is public by hovering over the audience selector (you’ll see a globe icon). Only public posts from pages and Facebook users can be embedded.
If the post is public, click the “Embed Post” option in the drop-down menu:
In the dialog that pops up, simply copy and paste the code provided on your own Web page:
Readers: What do you think of this new feature?