HOW TO ADD YOUR
VIRTUAL TOUR TO FACEBOOK
VIRTUAL TOUR TO FACEBOOK
A STEP BY STEP GUIDE
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Open Facebook, sign in and click this link. Then press the big green ‘Install Page Tab’ button.
Choose which page you wish to install the Tab on and click Click ‘Add Page Tab’.
If you wish to add your virtual tour to multiple facebook pages which you control, repeat this step and install the Tab to each page that you wish the virtual tour to appear upon.
Click ‘Configure Page Tab’. Then click ‘Go to App’.
We will now get the HTML code for the virtual tour…
Access your virtual tour on Google Maps, navigate to the position and angle you would like your virtual tour to start from when embedded onto your website.
Click on the settings ‘cog’ icon positioned on the bottom right hand side of the virtual tour screen (as highlighted in Blue) and press ‘Share or embed image’.
A new box will open with two tabs, ‘Share link’ and ‘Embed Image’ – it is the ‘Embed Image’ code we will be using.
Customise the size/dimensions of the the virtual tour by clicking the small drop down menu (as highlighted in blue) and selecting ‘Custom size’.
Change the dimension to 810 wide by 500, the code will automatically update to include the new dimensions.
Copy and Paste this HTML code into the ‘Page Source’ Section of the app.
Go on to Tab Settings and customise the Tab Name’ with anything you like. e.g. ‘Virtual Tour’ or ‘See Inside’ etc and press ‘Save Settings’.
Change Tab Image to an image of your choice with dimensions of 111 x 74 pixels.
Go to ‘Share Settings’ and customise the content you want displayed when people share your virtual tour.
Insert a Link to your website, edit the description, upload a picture and tick the ‘Show share button at top of tab’ and press ‘Save Settings’.
Sign out of facebook, and view your facebook page as though you were viewing it for the first time. Make sure the tab appears how you would like it to appear and if you have any questions, please contact us and we will be very happy to help.
Some other recommended settings are as follows:
- Tab Position – On your Facebook page, click to manage your Facebook page’s tabs and move your newly installed virtual tour to your 3rd or 4th tab position
- Non-Fan Page Source – Off
- Friend-Gate – Off
- Form-Gate – Off
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