Facebook Commenting System Adds Photo, Video and Link Previews

Facebook Comment System with Photos and Videos Link Previews

Facebook on Thursday rolled out a more rich commenting system by adding the ability to share videos, photos and links with website preview information.

In the past a preview of links was only displayed when a user was creating a status update, now when a user inputs a YouTube URL, the URL to a photo or a link, that URL will display a quick preview of the product being shown.

Video URL’s will also show a video player as they currently do for status updates, while other URL’s will give a preview of the page in question.

The update isn’t the most mind boggling option found on the Facebook system or even the best recent system enhancement which I consider to be Facebook Video Calling, but it does create a more rich experience, allowing users to determine with the help of a preview whether or not they want to visit a URL, plus you don’t have to leave the page to watch YouTube and other videos.

Here’s a quick look at the new Facebook commenting link preview system:

Are you excited to finally have a preview system for Facebook and how would you go about creating an even more rich content sharing system for the social network?

James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.


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