How to Add Images and Videos in a Facebook Comment

For a while now, Facebook has made it easy to embed links, pictures, and video into updates posted to your — or a friend’s — Facebook wall. Now, that same in-line embed feature is available when you comment on a post, too. Facebook now features the ability to embed media such as images, videos, and a summary of Web sites right into comments you post on Facebook.

how to embed videos and images in facebook commentsTo add an image, video, or summary of a Web site within a comment on Facebook, just copy and pate the URL of that media into the comment. You won’t see the preview before you publish your comment, but Facebook will automatically pull the correct embed and format it appropriately alongside the rest of your comment. Once you publish your comment, you will see the preview of the the video, image thumbnail, or summary of the Web site. You can then also choose to remove the preview of the media, and just leave the link behind.

The idea behind this new feature is likely to make creating and engaging in conversations on Facebook a more rich experience. It may also prevent users from clicking away from Facebook to view unknown media and Web sites. Instead, a summary or preview of this media can help Facebook users make informed decisions about whether they really want to navigate away from Facebook to read or watch that media, and instead may choose to keep browsing Facebook. The more time users spend on Facebook translates into more money for Facebook, so this entire scenario is ideal for both Facebook as a business and its users.

Do you like Facebook’s new feature that allows users to embed media into comments? Or do you think it will just make Facebook too confusing and cluttered? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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  • Hannah Young

    I dont understand why one would feel the need to post new media in a comment, you might as well post the new content in a new status rather then hijacking someone elses staus.

    • Justin Tokke

      Related and relevant content to someone’s status would be useful.

  • http://www.dannybuntu.com/p/about.html Daniel Garcia

    Can’t we hide the url links? It looks terrible.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1355799344 Paul Howard Breeze

      I know, I don’t think I’ll be using this any time soon.

  • Hannah Young

    I dont understand why one would feel the need to post new media in a comment, you might as well post the new content in a new status rather then hijacking someone elses staus.

    • Justin Tokke

      Related and relevant content to someone’s status would be useful.

  • http://www.dannybuntu.com/p/about.html Daniel Garcia

    Can’t we hide the url links? It looks terrible.

    • Paul Breeze

      I know, I don’t think I’ll be using this any time soon.

    • Paul Breeze

      I know, I don’t think I’ll be using this any time soon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6SLIB6NEYGGBRJH7QQVC7CAZQ Nick

    Thus starts the gravitation towards Myspace

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6SLIB6NEYGGBRJH7QQVC7CAZQ Nick

    Thus starts the gravitation towards Myspace

  • http://about.me/bkerensa Benjamin Kerensa

    I just tried posting a link to an image in a comment on FB and all it shows is the link… you sure about this?

  • http://www.benjaminkerensa.com Benjamin Kerensa

    I just tried posting a link to an image in a comment on FB and all it shows is the link… you sure about this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Focal-Price/100001446844086 Focal Price

    It should give the users choices of if they want or don’t want to embed media into comments. Sometimes I just want to post a link and some my own comments for the link on the wall, but some many details of the link appeared and cluttered together. It seems very annoyed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Focal-Price/100001446844086 Focal Price

    It should give the users choices of if they want or don’t want to embed media into comments. Sometimes I just want to post a link and some my own comments for the link on the wall, but some many details of the link appeared and cluttered together. It seems very annoyed.

  • http://twitter.com/JSandefer Jason Sandefer

    This isn’t working for me. Now I just look silly to the person whose update I commented on.

  • http://twitter.com/JSandefer Jason Sandefer

    This isn’t working for me. Now I just look silly to the person whose update I commented on.

  • http://twitter.com/South_Geek SouthGeek.me

    I personally don’t like this. I think it will just clutter the view up even more.

  • http://twitter.com/South_Geek SouthGeek.me

    I personally don’t like this. I think it will just clutter the view up even more.