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Facebook rolls out embedding of public posts for everyone

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You might recall us recently telling you about Facebook catching up with the rest of the social media world with the introduction of embedded posts from public accounts.

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At the time it was limited to a few sites, including CNN, Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, PEOPLE and Mashable but now the feature is has been opened to anyone with access to the social network.

In order to embed a publicly shared post, all you have to do is click on the drop down arrow which appears on the top right corner of any post and scroll down to the embed option. Copy the code, paste it into your post and you’re ready to go.

We’ve embedded a post from our own Facebook page to give you an idea of what it looks like.

Giving people the ability to embed posts appears to be part of Facebook’s renewed efforts to position itself as a news source, in the same manner as Twitter. As The Verge notes, the new feature should also make things easier for anyone reading a page as it allows them to engage directly with a post. Readers will be able to do all the same things on an embedded post as they could on the main site.

Among the other changes it’s made in its bid to become more current and useful as a source of news is the trial of a VIP app which is meant to allow celebrities to engage on it more easily.

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