Facebook releases new API to help developers with custom video embedding

Facebook’s tentacles continue to creep across the streaming video ecosystem. The company says it has released a new API giving developers support for embedding Facebook’s video players directly into apps and websites. The API allows developers to create a customized video player, modified to the needs of their specific apps (as opposed to using Facebook’ model). Facebook also announced that it is supporting oEmbed, an open standard (already used by the likes of YouTube and Vimeo), making it easier to embed public Facebook content by simply copying and pasting a URL.

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