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April 07, 2015 14:00 ET

Imgur Introduces Embed Unit to Make It Easy for Publishers and Bloggers to Display Awesome Images From Imgur

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2015) - Imgur Inc., the Internet's visual storytelling community, today announced a new embed unit designed to make it easy for publishers, journalists and bloggers to display content from Imgur on their own sites while including proper attribution. A new embed link appearing on Imgur posts will allow publishers to copy a line of code, paste it into their website, blog or article, then have that content, attribution and related information automatically displayed on their own sites.

"Imgur is home to some of the best visual content found anywhere on the Internet, and there's a massive ecosystem of publishers who regularly post content from Imgur to their own sites," said Chris Gallello, Product Manager at Imgur. "That said, it's been an inconvenient process: publishers have had to download the content from Imgur, re-upload it to their own site, and then manually add in the attribution. With our new embed unit, they can easily do all of this by copying a single line of HTML and pasting it into their own site. The publisher gets to display the awesome content and the creator gets the proper attribution they deserve."

Imgur's embed unit is available today and can be accessed on the Post Options menu of every post shared publicly on Imgur. For more information on how to use the embed unit, visit Imgur support.

"Making it simple to discover and share images is what we do here at Imgur, and we're excited to be giving other publishers some great tools to help them do the same," said Gallello.

Imgur's embed unit provides publishers, journalists & bloggers with a number of benefits:

  • Easy: Incorporating content from Imgur is a snap with a single line of HTML. The embed unit eliminates the old, inconvenient method of having to download the image, re-upload it and then manually add the attribution and other context.

  • Mobile friendly: The embed unit is responsive, so it will look great on any device.

  • Copyright friendly: Images displayed through the embed unit remain hosted on Imgur. Imgur enforces and maintains copyright compliance so the publisher doesn't have to.

The embed unit was designed with input from both the Imgur community and publishers. "The embed reflects the great feedback we've received," said Gallello, "and we think it really provides a simple and practical solution for making the stories on Imgur sharable everywhere."

About Imgur
Imgur is the Internet's visual storytelling community. Millions of people visit Imgur every day to explore, share and discuss billions of images, curating them through votes and comments into a continuously updated stream of the best visual stories the Internet has to offer.

More information and the best images on the Internet can be found at www.imgur.com.

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