What are embedded Facebook posts?
Embedded posts are a way to lift publicly shared content from Facebook - either from a Page or personal profile - and place it on your website or blog. Embedded posts show any media attached to them, as well as the number of likes, shares, and comments associated with it. Even better, viewers are be able to follow or like authors or Pages on Facebook direct from the embedded content.
How to embed a Facebook post: getting the code
Before you embed a Facebook post, first you'll need to ensure that it is public. Do this by hovering over the audience selector next to the date of the post. If the post is public (signified by a globe icon), you're good to go.
Click on the 'down arrow' icon that appears in the top right corner of the post on Facebook and choose Embed Post from the drop-down menu that appears.
A pop-up window will appear along with the embed code for the post you want to use. Simply copy this code and paste it into the section of your website or blog post that you want it to appear.
Embedding Facebook posts FAQs
- Currently, you can't customize how embeded posts are displayed on your website. The size of the post will be fixed to the same dimensions that it is displayed at on Facebook.
- Long posts will be truncated. Viewers will be shown a "see more" link that can be clicked to view the embedded post in its enterity.
- If an embedded post is later deleted or hidden by the original author, it will be replaced by a message that tells readers that that this is the case.
Live example of an embedded Facebook Post
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