Instagram now lets users embed their photos and videos on other blogs and news websites, making it easier for its users to share their insta stuff anywhere on web.
The photo sharing service which Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) bought last year for more than $700 million, adds Web embeds allowing users with public profiles to pick a special block of text that they can paste into a blog, article or a website.
How To Retrieve The Embed Code
Users of Instagram will now see a new share button on the right side of their photo, clicking on which they’ll see the embed code for that photo. The same block of text can be copied from there and pasted into a blog, website or any article which, when published, will show the photo or video embedded.
“As always, you own your photos and videos, and we want to make sure that’s understood no matter where your content appears.” The company writes in a blog post today.
“Whether you want to embed your video on your blog or a friend wants to feature your photo on a website, everyone will clearly see that your content belongs to you.”
“Your embedded photo or video appears with your Instagram username, and clicking on the Instagram logo will take people to your page on Instagram.com where they can discover more of your photos and videos.”
This feature is only available for content that’s already public.
Instagram today has more than 130 million monthly users. More than 16 billion photos have been shared on the service to this date.