How do I share a VR Space?

Sharing is even easier with the VR button in 3D Showcase. This article explains how to manually share a VR Space via link or QR code.

Instructions

I. Set Matterport Space to Public

  1. Login to my.matterport.com.
  2. Open the Space you want to share.
  3. On the "Space Detail Page" look for Sharing on the right. 
  4. Set the Space to Public. Screen_Shot_2019-07-18_at_8.38.26_AM.png 
    • To do this, click the "Lock" icon on the top-right of the page. 
  5. Click "Confirm". 
  6. Click the "Share" icon at the top-right of the page. 
  7. In the window that appears, find "VR Sharing" under the "Settings" banner. Screen_Shot_2019-07-18_at_8.31.49_AM.png
  8. Click "Enable". 
    • This will override the default settings and enable VR for this Space only. 
A Space set to Public and VR enabled is accessible to anyone. However, the Space is not publicly searchable anywhere. Only people you share the link with know the Space exists.

A Space set to Private cannot be downloaded to a smartphone. However, previously downloaded Spaces are still accessible if the phone goes offline. When the phone comes back online (connects to internet) then access will be disabled.

 

II. Share a VR Link 

  1. Click the "Share" icon at the top-right of the page. 
  2. In the "Share" window that opens, click the "VR" tab. 
  3. Copy the VR Showcase link in the URL field. Screen_Shot_2019-07-18_at_9.05.17_AM.png
  4. Send the URL via email or social networking. 
    • Make sure that the audience receiving this URL has VR settings enabled before sharing. 
    • Your audience must open this link with their smartphone or tablet, and should be free to explore the Space in VR. 

III. Share a VR QR Code 

This will allow your audience to use their smartphone to scan a provided QR code to access your VR link. 

  1. Click the "Share" icon at the top-right of the page. 
  2. In the "Share" window that opens, click the "VR" tab. 
  3. Copy the VR Showcase link in the URL field. 
  4. Open a new browser tab. 
  5. Head to your favorite QR code generation website. 
  6. Paste the link into the URL bar. Screen_Shot_2019-07-18_at_8.57.49_AM.png
  7. Download and save the QR code as either a JPG or PNG. 
  8. Upload the QR code image into an email or onto your website. 

IV. Set Default VR Sharing for all Spaces 

  1. Go to my.matterport.com/settings and log in. 
  2. Under the "Account" drop down at the top-left of the page, click "Manage". 
  3. In the window that opens, find the "VR Links Enabled" section. crop.png
  4. Toggle the switch to enable VR sharing by default. 
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