Facebook has rolled out the “Embed this Post” function for all pages. What this means is that you will now be able to capture the code from a public Facebook post and embed that post into a web page. The embedded post will look almost exactly like the post on a Facebook wall.
Imagine the possibilities to embedding posts into web pages. Let’s take a look at an actual example and steps that you can take to embed a Facebook post into a page on your website. We will discover an added feature that you may definitely like.
To test out this new feature, the following is an embedded Facebook post from R & R Web Design LLC’s Facebook page.
Example of Facebook Embedded Post
The post above is the exact post that is posted on our Facebook wall with the exception of the comment string. According to Facebook Developers, the post will include the following:
- Number of likes
- Number of shares
- Number of comments
To see the actual post and comments, click anywhere on the embedded post above and you will be taken to the post on the Facebook page. One interesting added feature is that web page viewers are able to share the post directly from the web page that the post is embedded into.
How to Use Facebook’s Embed This Post into a Web Page
To embed a Facebook post, hover over the upper right of the post and view the drop down menu. Note: According to Facebook only public posts for both profiles and Pages can be embedded. Click the “Embed Post” link from the drop down menu.
You will next be taken to a pop up of the post with code highlight at the top. Copy this code and simply paste it into the HTML of any web page.
Items to note:
- If the post is deleted from the Facebook page, it will no longer appear on the web page.
- The size of the embedded post is the exact size that it displays on Facebook. Currently, there is no ability to customize the display.
- If the original post on Facebook has “see more” text, you will be able to click the “see more” link in the embedded post to see more on your web page.
What do you think of the new Facebook embedded post option? Do you think that you will use it on your website to drive more traffic to your Facebook page?