Share & embed
Kuula at its core is a platform for sharing 360 images and tours. The possibility to easily share your work with friends, colleagues and clients has always been our main focus. This is why we offer a whole range of sharing options and always work on adding more.
You can open the share dialog by clicking on the Share link on the right side. You will be presented with the share popup which allows you to pick from a few available options, as show below:
The options available in a Share popup. It includes a button to the Export Editor discussed in detail below, a few quick sharing buttons for popular social networks such as Facebook and Twitter and an input field to quickly copy the direct link without any customizations.
If you are sharing your own content, there is also a button called Snapshot. You can use it to save snapshot of panoramas and tiny planets to use on your website or to post it on Instagram.
Social network buttons and the link copy function are great for quick sharing of your content, but if you're looking to customize the player, you will need to open the Export Editor.
If you click on the Export icon you will be taken to the Export Editor for the selected post or tour that looks similar to this:
The export editor includes a range of options and settings that you can adjust:
- Brandingadd your logo, whitelist the playerPRO
- Optimizationoptimize for load speed or image resolution PRO
- Setup auto rotate or autoplay (tours only)
- Toggle various UI elements, resize the embedded player
- VR setup
To learn more about all the PRO features of the Export editor, check the Export Editor PRO tutorial.
Grabbing the code
When you are happy with the results, go to the input field at the bottom and copy the code you need.
The available options are explained in detail in the Export Format Options article.
Supported platforms for embedding
Kuula embeds are supported on every platform that supports iframe embedding, which constitutes a vast majority of popular websites and platforms, including such services as Squarespace, Wix, Wordpress*, Medium and Tumblr.
Some platforms only allow certain providers. If Kuula is not on the list, you can get in touch with their customer support and ask them to add it. You can refer to us and send our contact info along, we are always happy to cooperate in enabling our content on 3rd party platforms.
For simple and quick sharing, you do not have to use the Export editor. Instead, you can simply copy the link from the bottom of the share popup or copy it directly from the browser address bar. Every post and virtual tour on Kuula has a unique & permament URL. A single post link looks like this:
A link to a Virtual Tour looks like this:
Virtual Tour links are different for each post inside the tour. So if you want to share the tour starting with the first post in the tour, click on the first thumbnail in the thumbnail bar and and only then copy the link.
After you copy the link, you can use it to share the content on any platform, including social media, instant messaging (WhatsApp, FB Messenger, Skype etc.) other websites (such as real estate listings, forums etc.) or to simply send it via email or text message.
* Wordpress supports third party embeds on all standalone installs, however, if you host your WP blog on wordpress.com, the functionality is limited and you will not be able to embed third party content, which includes Kuula and many more services.