Facebook Embed Posts
Do you like the way it renders? Or is it just weird? Personally, I just love it.
However, if that user has Followers feature enabled, viewers will find it labeled as "Follow". So, anyone can easily follow or unfollow that person on Facebook via embedded post. Below, you can find it's in action.
Did you notice what happen if the post description is too long? Ugh... You need to reserve an entire page? Not at all! In the second example, you can see it's truncated and appended "See more" link. User friendly! Don't you agree?
Further, Facebook offers the capability to grab embed code from an embedded post. You can simply click on the drop down button on any embedded post, and select "Embed Post" option to view corresponding embed code. Mmm... Embedding made easy!
Now, you just witnessed what Facebook embedded posts are capable of. But there's few more worth mentioning.
Video Playback - Like you embed and play a YouTube video on websites, Facebook embedded posts are capable of playing videos within the post too. Like you do on Facebook. You don't need to direct viewers to Facebook at all. It's helpful when you think about lowering your bounce rate too.
Mobile Support - No worries for mobile friendly audience. Embedded posts render smoothly on mobile devices and perfectly fit to the screen. I had a chance to view few of embedded posts through my smartphone and I really liked how mobile friendly they were.
Keep in Mind
Embedding posts doesn't mean its content being uploaded to your server. It's just hosted where they are but renders on your blog or website. In case if the poster changed the privacy (non-public) or deletes the original post, the embedded post won't be rendered on your site anymore. Instead, it will render a user friendly message.
Sometimes, you may find that a public Facebook update has no Embed Post option at all. For example, if you tagged in a public post and allowed to display it on your Facebook timeline, you won't find that option in the option menu. Instead, locate the exact post in original poster's timeline. There, you can find the option available.
Are you ready to embed yours? Let's begin!
1. Log in to your Facebook account.
2. Now locate the Facebook post or update your wanna embed.
3. Click the down arrow / drop down icon on the top right of the post to access the option menu.
4. Now select Embed Post option.
5. Grab the embed HTML code and paste it where you wanna render.