Have you tried out Facebook Embedded Posts yet? You can see it demonstrated here. I’m glad that Facebook added this functionality. I plan to use it with the article I am writing about image attribution for Facebook. It will also be useful for website “hand-outs” for my social media for business students. Social Media Examiner offers six ways businesses can use Embedded Facebook Posts.
Their points include:
1. Demonstrate social proof
2. Support content with examples
3. Quote references and sources
4. Extend the reach of media you have created such as videos
5. Boost engagement of discussion posts
6. Show off your best Facebook content
Note that as with posting YouTube videos, you will still need to add a featured photo for your post for an image to show up on social media.
Embedding a Facebook Post is very easy. The code is provided with all public posts. You can even embed a Facebook video post. This has been available since August 21st.
I already enjoy using embedded tweets. You can also embed Google and Vine posts.
Here is a useful post from Social Media Today with screen shots on the how to do it.
I discovered this Facebook Page today thanks to a different item on Battle of the Sexes that my friend Tara Coomans shared on her Facebook. Since my first blog is It’s Different For Girls, this is obviously a topic of interest to me. But instead of building a whole story about this post there, I decided to share it with you more simply here. Then I realized that I should tell you more about Facebook Embedded Posts.
I plan to bring this up on the Twitter chat called BlogChat (hosted by Mack Collier) this Sunday night, because I’ve never seen it mentioned there.
Update: Unfortunately, I finally figured out that Battle of the Sexes has cute stuff but photo credit attribution is not something they concern themselves with. This photo credit is to Entertainment Weekly for a photo of Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal talking about their 2010 film Love and Other Drugs, November 2010. They distributed the cover photo to the press to publicize the cover. This is from NY Daily News.
Update: I published an article on BoomerTechTalk.com about photo attribution that includes about 12 Facebook embedded posts. I discovered that both here on AskLindaSherman and on BoomerTechTalk, the Facebook embedded posts get very wide when viewed on a tablet but not a mobile phone. Please expand your tablet view to read comfortably. If I find a coding solution for this, I will implement it (though the Facebook developers page says the appearance of the embed cannot be adjusted, so that is unlikely). I tested this post with an iPad. If you are using a different type of tablet, would you please let me know if you get the same issue. Second drawback. I realized that I cannot pin Facebook embedded post directly to Pinterest because Facebook blocks pinning. I may end up replacing the images with screen shots. The embedded tweets are not presenting any issue.
Please feel free to share your demonstration of Facebook Embedded Posts in your own blog post in a link in the comments here. Or of course offer a comment on the gender humor here or anything that suits your fancy.