Facebook Status Updates Are About to Leak Onto the Rest of the Web

By Ashley Feinberg on at

Facebook's taken the next step towards becoming inescapable. From now on, Facebook will begin rolling out Embedded Posts, meaning that you'll eventually be able to embed your status update into all the third-party websites your heart desires.

Facebook Status Updates Are About to Leak Into the Rest of the Web

The embedded status updates will appear exactly as they do on Facebook, so you'll be able to display picture, videos, hashtags, and whatever else you might want to share with the world. To embed posts, simply hover your cursor over the little arrow in the righthand corner of your status, scroll down on the pop-up menu to "Embed Post," and you'll be offered a few lines of code that you can then paste into the internet at large.

Facebook Status Updates Are About to Leak Into the Rest of the Web

The cool part, though, is that if you view an embedded Facebook status from a third-party site, you're fully able to interact with it just like you would on Facebook (liking, sharing, commenting, etc.). Currently, the only sites playing nice with the new feature are Bleacher Report, CNN, Huffington Post, Mashable, and People, but Facebook promises that a "broader availability will be coming soon." [Facebook]