Facebook overhauls Embedded Posts with killer new features

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Facebook is in a mood to upgrade.

The Menlo Park-based social media kingpin launched yet another new update, this time to its popular Embedded Posts feature. This means that your ability to take posts from your Facebook page and embed them to your personal website or blog is enhanced and easier.

In fact, Embedded Posts has been totally redesigned. Facebook engineers have sped up load times and per-publisher default widths so you don’t have to tweak posts after they’ve been placed. Another new feature means Embedded Posts can now display images and videos above the posts’ texts, Facebook said.

Facebook unveiled Embedded Posts last summer. At the time, the company described the feature as a “plugin that lets you easily add public posts from Facebook to your blog or website.” The feature proved popular, and was launched with customers including CNN and People magazine.

The upgrade means Facebook is taking visuals seriously. Indeed, Facebook characterized Embedded Posts as “a new design that puts visual content first.”

Facebook said FB Newswire and Trending features have also been improved. The latter allows users the ability to find topics popular on the site. FB Newswire is a resource for reporters and media types that aggregates topographical stories coursing through the Facebook site.

You can check FB Newswire here.

On your mark. Get set. Embed.

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7 comments
Tony Milford
Tony Milford

I actually probably won't be able to find this post again so it doesn't really matter what I say - that said and done I enjoy the VentureBeat articles

Tony Milford
Tony Milford

I like to much what my friends are up to and my other friends don't really care so now I think everyone has blocked or hidden me and when I do post no one is there to comment - I feel Facebook has via its functionality put me in a corner and now I'm ignored and becoming social isolated. This wasn't the original intent was it? I thought it was to connect but now I'm disconnected. Embedding posts yawn, serious consideration of the social impacts of their UI is needed.

Adam Taylor
Adam Taylor

Dear #facebook, while you're at it, Timeline is broken and tired-looking. If I can get an update from my friends once in awhile, instead of content and ads, that'd be great too.

Phil Powell
Phil Powell

JUST MAKE NEWEST STORIES THE DEFAULT ZUCKERTURD!

Ajay Desai
Ajay Desai

I really want private reply on posts, while it's a detriment to engagement, I can't say the funny things I want to say without being subject to other peoples thoughts and opinions. It's really a solution to the classic issue that only a small percentage of viewers actually respond.

Zach Simon-Alexander
Zach Simon-Alexander

Zero features on facebook are killer. In fact, the only things they do are fix problems they already created and make it more complicated and expensive for business to use FB. An improvement, though, yes.