Social Media updates are great. They are all about sharing moments, information, opinion… with others. And, as you know, most social media platforms can also be linked between themselves and this way, you can share your instagram on Facebook, your pins on Twitter, etc, etc…
Well did you know you can also share these within your websites or blogs? Embedded posts bring a nice “live” feeling to your blogposts as they remain fully interactive (readers can like your posts, comment or even share in some cases, directly from the website they are reading them from).
In this post we will review how to embed Facebook Posts, Instagram photos, Twitter updates, YouTube videos and even Pinterest Boards.
1. Facebook Posts
With Facebook it is rather straight forward. Choose which post you would like to embed and then simply click on little arrow located in the top-right corner of the post and then select “Embed Post”.
Once you click on “Embed Post”, Facebook will give you the html code you will simply need to add to your website or blogpost to embed the post. For example, the following Facebook post was embedded below just by adding the code provided:
Yes it is that easy to embed a Facebook post on any website. And see how you can like or comment directly from here! Even Like the page (Have you liked us yet? :P)
2. Instagram Photos
With Instagram, it is not more difficult. Go on to instagram.com and select the pic you would like to embed on your website or blog. Click on the pic to enlarge it and look for a “3 dots” button located in the bottom-right of the window, click on it and select “Embed”.
A pop up will open and give you the html code you will need to copy/paste within your website for the specific picture to be embedded, as per our example below (this my dog by the way)
Again, piece of cake, no? But the effect is great!
3. Twitter Updates
On Twitter, everything is ready for you to embed any tweets you’d like. Simply find the tweet you want, click on the 3-dots in the bottom menu and select “Embed Tweet”
Again the process is very similar. Copy/Paste the html code Twitter is giving you, onto your website. The result is as follow:
Facehawk – Your Facebook Timeline As a Music Video http://t.co/XDHTOzjpSJ
— We are Social Media (@WeRSM) September 5, 2013
Pretty cool, uh? Especially since you can RT, Mention or Favorite the tweet right from here!
4. Pinterest Boards
var f = d.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’), p = d.createElement(‘SCRIPT’);
p.async = true;
p.src = ‘//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js’;
And the result:
5. YouTube videos
Probably the oldest of all when it comes to embedded psots, YouTube is also one of the easiest. Every video you watch on the social video platform can be easily shared on most social networks and embedded on any website.
For this, you just have to click on “Share” and them “Embed”. You can even choose the size of the video you will embed! And the result is always so great! Now time to enjoy a bit of music before your like this post :)
So are you going to start embedding?
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