Facebook lets anyone use embedded posts; adds new features

A few weeks ago, Facebook started rolling out its embedded news posts by allowing a few media outlets access to this feature. Now, the company is letting anyone embed Facebook news posts on their websites and blogs.

In addition to launching the embedded post feature to everyone, Facebook has announced it has added a way to run videos from those posts directly on the web page. Web sites that have a drop down "Like" or "Follow" Facebook button on their web pages can also bring up the embed code by clicking on those buttons.

If a person views a Facebook embedded post on a mobile device, the width of the post is reduced so it can fit better on a smaller screen, while also including larger Like, Comment, and Share buttons for better access for touchscreens.

It will be interesting to see how many websites start embedding Facebook posts, as they have done with YouTube videos and Twitter messages. A new version of the WordPress plug-in for Facebook also adds embedded posts alongside the current supported features.

By the way, if a Facebook post that is embedded on a site is later deleted by the author, the website with the embedded post will show this image:

Source: Facebook | Image via Facebook

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