Facebook Announces Embeddable Posts

Posted Jul 31, 2013

Facebook has announced that they have launched embeddable posts.  Embeddable posts will allow news organizations and blogs post status updates, videos, and photos in their stories.  The embed feature works similar to the way that embeds work for Twitter and YouTube.  When clicking on “Embed Post,” code will be produced that can be cut and pasted into the HTML editor of a blog CMS.

“Today, we are beginning to roll out Embedded Posts to make it possible for people to bring the most compelling, timely public posts from Facebook to the rest of the web,” said Facebook in a blog post.  “Embedded Posts let people add public posts from Facebook to their blog or web site. When embedded, posts can include pictures, videos, hashtags and other content. People can also like and share the post directly from the embed.”

For a post to be embedded, it must be public.  Facebook used a status update from the British Monarchy about the royal baby as an example.

Last month, Facebook announced hashtags.  The embedded posts can also include hashtags.