With the Embed Content widget, you can integrate external content into your startpage. Google Maps. Social media feeds like YouTube videos, Twitter feeds and Facebook posts, but also Google documents and even entire web pages.
- Add an Embed content widget
- Add a YouTube Video
- Add a Twitter Feed
- Embed other documents
- Widget menu
1. Add an Embed content widget [back to top]
Click the Add icon in the top right corner (+ icon).
Locate the option Embed. Click it.
Click Add widget.
You will now see an empty Embed widget. Copy and paste the page or video you want to embed.
Click Done to confirm.
2. Add a YouTube video [back to top]
To add a YouTube, or any other video from a video platform, you have to find the embed code. In YouTube, you can find this code by clicking the 'Share' button. YouTube uses the iframe technique, which also gives you the possibility to toggle settings and adjust other details. Once you've finished adjusting, copy the code and paste it into the embed widget.
If you prefer embedding videos from Vimeo, you click the same 'Share' button and copy the Embed code. The process is much the same.
3. Add a Twitter Feed [back to top]
One of the great timesavers of your start page might just be the possibility to embed Twitter feeds. This way you can monitor any public Tweet feed, including someone's likes or trending topics you want to follow.
First, go to https://publish.twitter.com/#. Now you can enter the Twitter handle you like to follow.
Embedding this content is just as simple as before: copy the code and paste it into a new Embed Content widget.
You can also use our dedicated Twitter widget.
4. Embed other documents [back to top]
There are many possible websites and feeds you can add to your start.me page. All of them rely on the same technique: HTML iframes.
Here are some of your options:
- Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Forms.
- Google Analytics data through Looker Studio (formerly Google Data Studio).
- Microsoft documents (you need a Microsoft 365 account to embed).
- Other free widgets online. For example, you can create a Countdown Timer on https://www.tickcounter.com/ and copy the embed code or the link.
Note: you can only add one document or widget to an embed widget at a time.
Note 2: If you add a Google Document, you will see the regular header, which might be unwanted. Take the URL and add the following code to the end: &rm=minimal
Now you will only see the content of the added content.
5. Widget menu [back to top]
Edit the widget. Change the title. Click Done to stop editing.
Refresh the widget, to make sure the data is current.
Copy the widget to another page. The original widget will remain on the page.
Move the widget to another page. The original widget will be deleted.
Change background color and transparency. If you make the widget 100% transparent, you'll only see the search field. You can also apply this setting to all other widgets on your page.
Delete widget. You'll get a pop-up to ask if you are sure. If your continue, the widget will delete. There is no way to undo this.
6. Resources [back to top]
- We use the HTTPS protocol for maximum security of your data. As a result of this, embedding non-secure content (using HTTP:// protocol) may not work properly. For further reference, read our blog post "Improved security with HTTPS".
- If you want to learn more about embedding technology, you can check out this site: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/HTML/Multimedia_and_embedding/Other_embedding_technologies.