01 August 2013

Facebook Unveils Embedded Posts Feature

Facebook unveiled its new feature the so-called Facebook Embedded Posts which give users the ability to share Facebook public posts to another blogs or websites.

In a official blog post, Facebook announced a new social plugin which first launched with its partners such as Bleacher, CNN, Huffingtonpost, Mashable, and People. Soon it will roll out to Facebook users worldwide.

At one point, I thought it would be better if I will make a hilarious comment – a bit marketing strategy to boost engagement – a certain posts I mean not the content itself but rather the Facebook post.


With the similar fashion, I am thinking if Facebook could do that with commenting to other posts. Here, it seems that my line of thinking and Facebook announcement with Embedded Posts were blended. Thus, I am pretty sure that I would be happy using it.

Facebook Embedded Posts is not new feat. It is use by Twitter, Instagam, and Youtube. Often, I see more people embedding with Youtube videos.

What is Facebook Embedded Posts?

Facebook Embedded Post is a social Facebook plugin that offers a great ease to embed Facebook public posts which came from Facebook (a certain one line of code) to another blog or website.

Embedded Post will display the number of likes, shares, and comments in a post. Why ? What is the benefit of using it?

This new plugin enables users to follow and like authors or pages directly. For the page manager and business users, this is quite very useful. Strategically, it can potentially boosts conversion and user engagement.

Since it is not available to public, if you want to embed public you need to click the "Embed Post" which generally Facebook pages and users set their posts to public.

To see the "Embed Post" you need to click the drop down menu in a post.

Manually Add Embed Post by using Configurator

You can check it here: Configurator
In the URL of story field text, put the link that you wish to share.

How to get a post?
1. Click the date posted in a timeline, or page to get the full link.
2. Copy the link and paste it in the URL of story
3. click get code, to generate embedded post codes.
<div id="fb-root"></div>
<script>(function(d, s, id) {
  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
  js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
  js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=451331214939742";
  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>
<div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/mabzicle/posts/10200696168588042"></div>
See it in action below:

It seems that it does not fit the page, and is not yet added auto-resize in a certain page.

Image source: Facebook Embedded Post
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