By default, all Matterport spaces start with Link Sharing turned off, meaning that nobody outside of collaborators to the Space can access the Showcase.
To make your Matterport 3D space public (available to anyone with the link), click on the lock labeled Share in the upper righthand corner.
You will see get a pop up dialog box with the Share options. Under "Get sharable link" change to "Anyone with the link can view".
Then, click "Copy link" and share with anyone you'd like or copy the embed to add to a website. Click on 'Options' will get you the Branded, Unbranded, and MLS versions. See below for more info.
Spaces with Link Sharing turned off can only be viewed by people who are logged in to your Matterport Cloud. Specifically, this includes the person who uploaded the space, any account admins, and other Collaborators you've invited to view/edit for this particular space. For an extra level of security, keep Link Sharing turned off and invite Collaborators to view as needed using the "restricted to collaborators" option.
If a publicly shared space is archived, someone trying to view the Showcase will receive an error and won't be able to view until the model is made active. What is an active or an archived model?
In terms of search engine visibility, the my.matterport.com domain is not indexed. This means by default the Matterport spaces you create will not appear in search engine results. However, if you embed a Matterport Space in an <iframe> tag or link to it on a webpage, then when Google crawls that page they will recognize that link and add it to their index.
VR Sharing and Social Sharing
The Enable VR Sharing and Allow Social Sharing options can be found in the details tab of your space listing in your cloud account. Click here for more information.
Choose Which Version to Share
You can share three different versions of the Matterport space. Click on Options to get the following:
- Shows all public details. This is the version that you usually share.
- Hides the "Presented By" and contact info.
- Complies with MLS (Multiple Listing Service for residential real estate) rules regarding external links. Removes branding, removes links in Mattertag™ Posts, and removes VR.
Spaces can be password protected. To learn how to set a password on a space, click here.
Posting to Social Media
To post to social media such as Facebook and Twitter:
- Copy the share link (URL) from Matterport Cloud.
- Paste the link when you create a new post.
Posting to Zillow and other MLS Sites
While each site has its own guidelines, Matterport generally recommends using the MLS Compliant version. For most sites, you can just paste the share link (URL) into the "Virtual Tour" field.
For more questions please contact the website you are trying to post to.
Embedding on your Blog or Website
Embedding requires some familiarity with HTML code. The general steps are:
- Copy the embed code from Matterport Cloud.
- Open the HTML code for the desired post/page.
- Paste the embed code in the desired place.