Facebook joins Youtube, Twitter and Instagram in allowing news organizations to embed public Facebook posts within their websites and blogs. At this point the feature is only available to select news sites including Bleacher Report, CNN, Huffington Post, Mashable and PEOPLE, but the feature will be more widely available soon.
To figure out if a post is sharable, reporters at these companies can hover over a post and the drop down will give you the option to embed if the post is public. Then it’s as simple as cutting and pasting code, as you would with a tweet. Here is more about the new feature from the Facebook blog:
Embedded Posts display just like they do on Facebook, with the ability to show pictures, videos, hashtags, and other content. People can interact with Embedded Posts by:
- Liking or sharing the post directly from your web page
- Liking the Page or following other posts from the author using the top right button
- Visiting the post’s comments, photos, hashtags and other content on Facebook
Facebook recently added embedding to Instagram, allowing users to take public Instagram photos and videos and share them on their sites through an embed code.