Facebook has announced that you will soon be able to embed public posts within your website or blog. It’s launched the new feature with CNN, Huffington Post, Mashable, PEOPLE and Bleacher Report, and will apparently be rolling it out more widely very soon.
In use, it’s very similar to the process for embedding individual tweets into a blog or website. If a post is public (Shown by a globe icon), then it will be able to be embedded via an option in the drop down menu for any post, as shown in the following example:
You’ll then be shown some embed code to put into your page (in HTML view in WordPress for example). In addition to displaying in a reasonably nice way, the embed option also allows visitors to like, share, like the author page, and see shares and comments from within your website, rather than visiting Facebook.
Whether or not you want to use this option rather than embedding a screenshot image will depend on whether you want to allow your website visitors to interact in that way.
But it’s certainly worth considering how you can use this alongside Facebook Open Graph and the Twitter equivalents to drive traffic to both your website and your social properties.