Fittest loser
Article posted: 7/13/2013 7:00 AM

Facebook's Instagram starts tool for embedding images across Internet

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about Instagram’s new video feature at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about Instagram's new video feature at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

 

Associated Press/June 2013

 1 of 1 
 
text size: AAA
By Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. is unveiling tools for its Instagram service that will let users embed photos and videos on outside websites, including blogs and news providers, seeking to spread its influence and woo more consumers.

The new feature requires a few clicks of a mouse to place a video or photo on a Web page, Facebook said in a blog post today. The tool, designed to maintain privacy settings, is only available for content that's already public, the Menlo Park, California-based company said.

Advertisement

The owner of the world's most popular social-networking service is rolling out new features for its Instagram unit to help expand its reach on mobile devices where users are increasingly shifting their activity. Facebook, competing against services from Twitter Inc. and others, announced last month it was adding video to its photo-sharing service.

"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 said. "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."

Instagram, which Facebook bought last year for more than $700 million, has more than 130 million monthly users. More than 16 billion photos have been shared on the service.

--Editors: Pui-Wing Tam, Reed Stevenson

To contact the reporter on this story: Brian Womack in San Francisco at bwomack1bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Pui-Wing Tam at ptam13bloomberg.net

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Business Video
Area Business Calendar

BusinessDirectory

Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    DHExtras

       
    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity