Now You Can Embed Facebook Posts—If Facebook Says It's OK

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Facebook gets into the embedding game, though so far only a few select sites can play.

In the endless game of keeping-up-with-the-Joneses that is social media, Facebook has just emulated Twitter and announced that it, too, will let online publications and bloggers embed public posts including pictures, hashtags, status updates and videos. Twitter has allowed users to embed tweets in online posts for almost two and a half years.

Facebook's embedding differs from Twitter in that it's only available to a few select sites at the moment. (Twitter embeds are available to anyone.) At the moment, only Mashable, CNN, People, Huffington Post, and The Bleacher Report have entered that charmed circle; Facebook declares that a "broader rollout" is coming soon.

 CNN embedded this post from Facebook on its site (sorry, all we have is the screenshot):