Facebook, the most used social networking site on the planet has continued its trend of rolling out new and missing features on the site off late. Starting with an option to allowing users to attach photos in comments on posts in pages and profiles, multi threaded comments for pages i.e., an option for the user to reply to an existing comment on a post in a Facebook page, Twitter like #HashTag and finally Facebook has announced a most important option for the bloggers which allows them to embed public posts on Pages & Profiles on their site.
The option to embed a public posts has not yet been widely rolled out for all Facebook profiles and pages instead Facebook has decided to tease the newsmakers with a limited rollout starting with sites such as Bleacher Report, Mashable, CNN, Huffington Post and People.
The below post which was taken from Serena Williams’s Facebook Page shows an option to embed a post.
The company also talks about what can be done or how interactive it can get once a public post has been embedded on a site.
Embedded Posts display just like they do on Facebook, with the ability to show pictures, videos, hashtags, and other content. People can interact with Embedded Posts by:
- Liking or sharing the post directly from your web page
- Liking the Page or following other posts from the author using the top right button
- Visiting the post’s comments, photos, hashtags and other content on Facebook.
An option to embed posts is not new to the users, with twitter allowing its users to embed any tweet on any site from a long time now, Facebook also recently rolled out an option to allow users to embed Images and Videos on Instagram, a Facebook owned photo & video sharing social networking iOS and Android app. However Facebook’s threat, Google owned social networking site Google+ still doesn’t allow its users to embed public posts on profiles and pages.
The company has not yet provided an answer to what happens when a public post embedded on a site is turned private later by the profile owner or the page moderator or is deleted.
Though the option makes you feel like Facebook continues copying important features on Twitter and other social media sites, The wide roll out of this option to embed public posts on blogs and websites can be expected to be rolled out soon from the Menlo Park based social media giant for all the users.
Also read: Embed Posts Documentation by Facebook.