Facebook is continuously rolling out new features to enable sharing of the Facebook content easier and easier. For instance, most social networking and social media websites like Twitter and YouTube allow you to embed their content onto your own blog posts and websites. What this means is, if you want to show a particular video or a particular tweet, your visitors don’t have to go to the parent website, the content, with all its live components, is embedded right there on the page or blog post they happen to be viewing.
With the latest feature, the same can be achieved with Facebook. Suppose you like an update from your friend or someone you follow and you would like to embed it on your webpage. The problem is, unless you really know how to do it, there is no way of finding out how you can embed Facebook content.
Just go to your timeline, and scroll to the post that you would like to embed. Scroll down to the update that you would like to embed. Suppose you want to embed the following update from “Sheldon Cooper”:
What you see above is a screenshot and consequently, you cannot make use of the various features and links that normally come with Facebook updates. This is just an image, the update itself is not embedded yet.
In order to embed, hover your cursor over this particular update and you see a downward arrow appearing at the top right corner of the post.
Click this arrow and a menu of choices drops down.
That is it. Click the “Embed Post” link and you get a pop-up window that allows you to copy the embed code to the clipboard. From there, you can paste it wherever you want to. And when you have pasted it, it appears like this, with all the usual Facebook paraphernalia right there on your webpage.