Embed code allows you to add parts of other websites to your ThingLink media via the 'Add content from website' tag. This article provides instructions on how to get embed code from some of the most popular services.
Please note that ThingLink does not support all embeds but should work fine with any iframe code. Notable exceptions include Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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There's no need to get the embed code, you can just paste the video URL inside an embed tag.
- Select a location on Google Maps
- Click the 'Share' button
- At the top of the new modal, click 'Embed a map'
- Click 'COPY HTML', then paste the code into a ThingLink tag
- Click 'File' in the upper-right corner, then click 'Publish to the web'
- Click 'Embed' in the modal window
- Click 'Publish', then copy the iframe code
- Click the 'Send' button in the upper-right corner
- Select the <> button (third option)
- Click 'Copy' to copy the iframe code, then paste it inside the ThingLink tag
- Click the 'Share' button under the presentation
- Copy the iframe code from the 'Embed' field, then paste it into a ThingLink tag
In general, it is possible to embed whole pages (for instance, Wikipedia articles) inside a tag. However, please note that some websites specifically prohibit embedding their webpages on external domains (e.g. ThingLink). As a result, the tag will display will display an error message (may differ depending on your browser):
Furthermore, please make sure that the page you are embedding uses HTTPS. HTTP embeds most likely won't be loaded in most modern browsers due to security reasons. Sometimes, simply adding an S to the website's URL will solve the issue.