Facebook on Wednesday began letting people share social network posts at blogs or other spots on the Internet.
The posts work in the same way as embeds from Twitter and YouTube. Once your account is enabled, you will have the option to “Embed post.” That will produce a code you can cut and paste into a blog entry or HTML file.
An Embedded Posts feature being tested out at CNN, Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, PEOPLE and Mashable websites lets Facebook members broadcast posts in real-time to broader online audiences.
For a post to be embeddable, it must be set to public.
“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,” Facebook software engineers Dave Capra and Ray He said in a blog post.
“When embedded, posts can include pictures, videos, hashtags and other content,” they continued. “People can also like and share the post directly from the embed.”
Facebook posts that people allow to be shared publicly can be fired off to blogs or selected outside websites, with the list of venues to grow quickly, according to the engineers.
Here are the steps for embedding a post.
1) Find the Facebook post you’d like to embed. In the top right corner, click the grey arrow to pull down more options.
2) Select ‘Embed Post.’
3) Copy the code that appears, and paste it on your site.