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Facebook Embed Code Lets You Share Public Updates on the Web

Venus Williams Facebook post embed via Babble.com

First Twitter, then Instagram, now users can copy/paste Facebook embed code to add any public post directly on your web page. Let me say this first before you get all excited, currently, the feature is only available to a select few news publishers (belive me, I tried), but Facebook has plans to eventually roll out this functionality to all users.

Now to the good stuff. When it’s finally available to the public, you will be able to click the dropdown arrow in the upper-right corner of any public Facebook post update, select the “Embed Post” option, copy the Faceboook embed code, and paste it on your web page.

(Now would be a good time to double and triple check your privacy settings)

Once the code is embedded, the look and feel will be exactly as it appears on Facebook and viewers will be able to interact with the post in the same way as well.

- Like the page, like or share the update
- Visiting the profile/page to comment on an update

To see an embed in action, Facebook has an example of a Venus Williams status update embedded on its announcement of this new feature. The update is fully functional, allowing users to like, share, comment on the update. You can also see how many people liked, shared, or commented on the update in the embed as well.

No timeline indicated as to when this feature will be public, but I can definitely see Facebook embed code being quickly adopted by anybody looking to quote or source public Facebook content. Great for bloggers (like myself) who want to add fresh and various types of content on their sites as well.

What do you think about Facebook allowing users to embed public updates – Great tool to promote content, or another way for Facebook to over share everything with everybody?

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