Facebook Introduces Embedded Posts
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In the name of all things social media, I thought I'd catch you all up on what's going on in Facebook's slice of the universe this week. Turns out, Facebook has decided to introduce a social plugin that allow users to embed posts on their blogs and websites. What are embedded posts?
Well, these embedded posts can include "pictures, videos, hashtags and other content," Facebook's Dave Capra wrote in a post on the site. "People can also Like and share the post directly from the embed." As far as privacy goes, it's important to note that embedding will only be possible with public posts. As in, posts that have a little globe symbol next to them. This is a built in feature. This means that the drop down menu next to the post will now have "Embed Post" as an option. Once you click "Embed Post" a box of code pops up. You have to just simply copy and paste that code to your own blog or web page.
The post will then show up just like it does on your Facebook page. Really, it displays exactly how it does on Facebook and you can interact with it from there. (Like, Share, etc.) The goal, straight from the lips (fingertips) of Facebook Software Engineers Dave Capra and Ray He is "to make it possible for people to bring the most compelling, timely public posts from Facebook to the rest of the web."
Facebook has begun by launching these Embedded Posts on Bleacher Report, CNN, Huffington Post, Mashable and PEOPLE to start. They will grow availability from there.
What do you think? Will this help Facebook keep up with Twitter news-wise? Will you use Facebook's embedded posts?