Google+ launched Embeds, adds authorship to Google+ sign in

Firstly Twitter, then Facebook and now Google+ have launched embedded posts. Embedded posts simply mean that a user can publish his public post anywhere on the web using a code on the webpage.

Seth Sternberg, director of Google+ mentioned that millions of people share their unlimited contents on Google+ which was locked/limited up to a platform only. But the embedded posts will allow a user to embed the posts on the webpage using a javascript snippet and embed code. Embedded posts will be limited to public posts only.

How to embed a post on Google+?

To embed a public Google+ post is very simple and easy. What you have to do is just to click on the dropdown menu and select Embed Post. It will open a pop-up and will provide you a code to embed the post on a webpage.

The embeds look exactly like a normal, fully functioned Google+ post, as it consists of all of the usual tools, including the ability to follow the user who wrote the post, +1 the post, add and read the comments. Here is a sample embedded post:

<!– Place this tag in your head or just before your close body tag. –>

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js”></script>

               

<!– Place this tag where you want the widget to render. –>

<div data-href=”https://plus.google.com/102966480402763603887/posts/cUFkKxRF2mh”></div>

So here it was how to embed a Google+ post.

Besides this feature Google+ has also introduced new authorship to Google+ sign in. Seth Sternberg told that the company has partnered with WordPress and Typepad to expand its authorship assignments on search results pages by automatically making it available to everybody who signs in to these platforms with Google+ sign in. Users, who are having self-installed WordPress installs, will be able to get access to this feature in upcoming weeks.

Authorship program was launched by Google two years ago, which was much complex to get started and involved many steps in verification. Now, the sites which support this, will automatically assign the right kind of markup to the authors on this service. Google+ will highlight these profiles in search results that include their posts. This feature will help users in a better experience around the web. Google+ is planning to partner with other companies in future which are about.me and Examiner WikiHow to expand this program to other sites and apps that use Google+ sign in.