If you are a Facebook user, then you know that, it is a great source of photos and videos along with a social media. When, friends upload or share a video in Facebook, you get the video same time in your timeline. Though, video sharing is very easy with in Facebook, but there is no such option to share videos with non Facebook users and mainly outside of Facebook. Video sharing sites like YouTube allows the video sharing to anyone, and you can embed those videos too in your blog/website very easily. Before few months, there was no such video sharing option available for Facebook. So, it was a bit difficult to embed any Facebook video to a web page in compare of other services. But, now you can embed a Facebook video to a website (as Facebook allows app users to generate an embed code according to latest announcement).
You can download a Facebook video and upload it anywhere for sharing with people who are outside of Facebook. Though, this is a lengthy process, and you can’t do this very easily. Recently, Facebook has released an important update to share videos with people not on Facebook. The steps are very simple. See below.
Share Facebook Videos With Friends, People Outside Facebook
If you get an interesting video in Facebook and wish to share it with your Facebook and non-Facebook friends, then you should know how to share any video outside Facebook. And I am sure you can share the video with your Facebook friends in one-click.
- Right click on the video that you get in Facebook.
- Select “Show video URL” option from the context menu.
- A pop-up window will be displayed with the actual video url.
- Copy the URL from there.
- Now, share the URL with your friend who does not have any Facebook account.
Everyone having the video link can see the video. You can send the video to anyone via email.
Note: If the video is shared publicly, then only the shared video can be viewed. In such cases, you need to download the video from Facebook and share the video with others.
How to Embed Facebook Videos in a Webpage
Previously, Facebook did not allow anyone to embed video code to any web page. But, you can embed any videos from Facebook to a web page anytime. The video must be posted with the privacy settings ‘public’.
When a video is shared with public in Facebook, you need to copy the embed code provided by Facebook and paste it to the appropriate section of a web page so that non Facebook users can see the entire video direct from Facebook without logging into it.
When you find an interesting video on Facebook and want to embed, click on the small arrow from the upper-right corner. From the drop-down menu, select ‘Embed’ option.
When you click on the ‘Embed’ option, you will get a pop-up window with the iframe of the video to be embedded. Copy the code from there and paste it to your website.
Alternatively, you can embed a video to any website using Facebook developer page with more advance customization.
In this tutorial, I cover the methods of sharing Facebook videos outside facebook and how to get embed code of the FB video to insert on a webpage properly. If you get any difficulties, please email me.