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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How to share and embed Facebook Photos, Albums and Videos




In my blog article entitled “How to use Dropbox, Google Drive and Sound File Sharing Websites to Share and Promote your Content online - Sharing is Caring”, I did a tutorial on how to Share and Embed Videos from Youtube as well as from Cloud Platforms such as Dropbox and Google Drive.

But just as easily you can also share and embed content on your Facebook Page on your website of blog. In fact, you don’t even have to download it from Facebook and upload it to a Cloud Drive as described in my blog article entitled “UWI'splanning to increase all Tuition by 5.5% come the new Academic Year 2013-2014 -How to Download ANY Video, including Facebook Videos, Convert and Free VideoHosting Online”.

Interestingly Facebook is possibly the largest free unlimited Cloud Storage platform that exists on planet Earth! You may have noticed that you can upload an unlimited amount of pictures and Videos of any format to your Facebook account without paying for all that Storage space you are using.

You may have also notice that you can download Videos and entire albums from Facebook if you’re read my article and utilized the software in my Geezam article entitled “How to download Photo Albums and Videos from your Personal and your Friend’s Profile on Facebook”.

So why not use Facebook as your Cloud Storage Platform and share and embed Photos, Photo albums and Videos from the Social Network? After all, it’s less of a hassle and whether you have a regular Personal Page, Facebook Profile Page (for a business or your professional work) or you’re the Admin for a Group on Facebook as described in “Pages and Profiles are NOT the same”, viewed August 27 2013 by Lindsworth, published by Kerry Kimone, Kerry is Social.

This as you can easily gauge how popular a picture or Video is based on requests for sharing, Tagging or Likes, albeit as Social Marketing Maven Kerry Kimone argues, if you have a business, it’s better for you to have a Facebook Page than a Profile. Ditto too Business Profiles for other Social Networks!

The advantage of sharing links to your individual pictures, albums or Videos is that you can show persons your Photos without them having to have a Facebook account in order to see them. Very similar to Dropbox or Google Drive, except it’s in Facebook!

How to share Photo Albums – Movements in Time

First you have to upload the pictures or Video onto your Facebook profile. To do so click on Add Photos or Video option at the usual spot where you type your Facebook Status!

Then select the Photos or Video you wish to share and then select Share to Publish. Depending on how fast your internet connection is, this may take awhile, so it’d be a good idea to find something else to do until this process is complete.

Sharing a Photo album is quite easy. First, locate the Picture Album you wish to share.

Then select the Gear icon in that particular Photo album and click on it. You’ll get a drop down menu with an option that says Get Link that you can click on.


Once you click on it, a pop-up page will appear that’ll give you a very long URL (Universal Resource Locator) that you can copy using Ctrl + C or right click to copy. You can then use a URL Shortening service from the List of URL Shortners such as Bit.ly or Adf.ly to shorten it for pasting on Facebook or Twitter!




To share an individual picture, the same exact procedure applies. Click on Options at the bottom of the picture and then select Get Link.

You’ll again get a pop-up window with a very long URL that you can copy and shorten as shown below:



To share a link for a Video is also a similar procedure. Click on Options at the bottom of the Video and then select Get Link.

Once you click on it, a pop-up page will appear that’ll give you a very long URL (Universal Resource Locator) that you can copy using Ctrl + C or right click to copy.


Embedding Pictures and Videos - Set Good like Ice inna Freeza

Embedding is the next exciting feature of interest of Website and Blogger admins such as myself. Alas, you cannot embed Photo albums or individual photos. Once you have the hyperlink as described above, that’s more than enough to display the photo on your website or blog.

Optionally you can download the file as well by selecting Download on Facebook and uploading it to your Cloud Drive as described in my blog article entitled “How to use Dropbox, Google Drive and Sound File Sharing Websites to Share and Promote your Content online - Sharing is Caring” to display custom photos, as I have done.

To embed a Video, it’s again the same procedure. Once you locate the Video on you Facebook page, select Options and then select Embed Video.


A pop-up window will appear with the HTML Script that you’ll need to embed the Video on your blog or website. Simply copy and paste into your website while logged into admin mode and make the necessary adjustments to makes sure the Video’s playing ok.


That’s it! Yet another quick tutorial on creating links and Embedding for Photos and Video, but this time using what may be the fastest growing and largest free Cloud Storage option in existence: Facebook.

Please note that this only works on Videos set to Public as described in as described in “YOU CAN NOW EMBED FACEBOOK POSTS – HERE’S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE”, published August 21, 2013 By Kate Knibbs, DigitalTrends and “Now anyone can embed public Facebook posts, as video and mobile support is added”, published  August 21 2013, 09:12pm by KEN YEUNG, The Next Web.

Best of all, you get to re-use your Photos and Videos already uploaded to Facebook without having to download and re-upload them to a Cloud Storage option, thus maximizing on the Dropbox or Google Drive Storage you already have.

Remember gentle people, Sharing is Caring so share this article with as many people as you like.


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