Post to Instagram from your computer

Post to Instagram from your computer

You can now post content like photos and videos to Instagram using your computer.  In the past, you had to use your mobile device to post, even though you could view from a computer.  With this change, it is much easier to download and then upload the video.

Add a Video (or Photo)


Download your slideshow video (which is under the Marketing Center) or the custom video you received to your computer, and then click the + icon and upload it into the post, like you see here.

Adjust the Video


Once you select your video, it will show a screen like you see here. If you do not have a square video (e.g. resolution at 1000×1000 pixels), you will have an opportuity to crop the video by moving it to the right or left.  By default it center crops, so in this example the address is right in the middle which works fine.

If you ordered a social media video from us, it is already in the right resolution.  If you ordered other videos, we also provide a social media version, and we will be adding a social media version to the Matterport Walkthrough Video as well.

With this crop option you can download the slideshow video and upload to Instagram. Add our voiceover service and you have a pretty cool video, or get the social media video for an optimized version.

Set the Default Image View


Once the video is uploaded you can then select the preview image when the video first loads.  Just drag the slider on the right to a scene and save to update the image.

Customize the Post


 Add some explanation text and adjust other settings and post.  One thing to add is text to tell people to turn the audio on, since it plays off by default (even though there is a setting for this). If your video does have a voice over, we suggest selecting the option to generate the captions as they will help with hearing impaired people, and since the audio is off by default, it can help still communicate the information in the voice over.

The end result is a post that looks like this.  You can even embed it on your own website or blog or send along in an email blast.
Spotlight Tour- Week #119

Spotlight Tour- Week #119


Redmond, WA

See The Story of This Home

Spacious updated classic home in Strattonwood with functional and flexible spaces to fit your needs! Complete living on the main level, with great spaces perfect for daily living and entertaining. Bright, open living/dining. Kitchen w/ island opens to a serene level backyard with a large composite deck, garden beds, lawn, and storage shed. 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on the main level. The Master bedroom with a private bath overlooks a tranquil private backyard. Lower level features rec room plus big bedroom/bonus, den, and 3/4 bath (potential guest/generational suite). Updates include roof, windows, floors, paint, lighting, fixtures, furnace, water heater, deck, and more. Blocks to Grass Lawn Park, great Lake Wa schools, Microsoft, transit center, and (soon) light rail.  

Professional HDR photography by  Aimee A.


If you are interested in listing your home or have questions, please contact:







Brooks Beaupain

Windermere Real Estate

3933 Lake Washington Blvd NE Suite 100, Kirkland, WA 98033


Heading: Spotlight Tour- Week #120

Heading: Spotlight Tour- Week #120



See The Story of This Home

Live in the heart of it all in this pristine Issaquah view condo. Enjoy easy living at this ground-floor unit—lock & leave turnkey lifestyle at its best. The open-concept floor plan is perfect for everyday living & holiday entertaining. High-end, thoughtful finishes throughout including plush carpet & gleaming engineered hardwoods. The primary suite includes dual closets & a gorgeous bath with marble counters. Air conditioning, secure garage parking with additional storage unit. A lodge-style common space, outdoor living areas, & fitness center. Just a short drive to all that Issaquah & Factoria have to offer + recreational opportunities, trails & Lake Sammamish State Park. Quick access to I-405 & I-5. Issaquah School District. WELCOME HOME!



Professional HDR photography by : Joel H.


If you are interested in listing your home or have questions, please contact:






Shane and Anne Coulter

Compass Washington

800 Bellevue Way NE Suite 500, Bellevue, WA 98004


Lake Home Tour with Voiceover

Lake Home Tour with Voiceover

Weatherby Lake Waterfront!!!

Weatherby Lake, MO

 See The Story of This Home

This Spotlight Tour features the lakefront home of Marlin & Linda Cone.  Some of you may know Marlin, as he was one of the co-founders of FloorPlanOnline and performed a sales role for many years before going back to real estate.  It’s a special listing, in part because of the great memories the property has provided the Cone Family over the last 20+ years, but also because we customized the slideshow video with some video clips, text slides and a voice over that was generated from a text script. The base video is right out of the FloorPlanOnline video engine.  So things like the text explainer slides and video clips are something anyone can add in a few clicks.  The voice over is custom, but it is something we are looking to add in for automated voiceovers for any video.

Yes, the voice you hear narrating is all computer generated from a text script using an AI-based text to speech engine.  Our inspiration for this was the Val Kilmer documentary of his life – because of his throat cancer, Val was unable to clearly speak for the documentary, but as you can hear in the promo video, it’s his voice, which was synthesized specifically for the documentary.   Well, we took this text script that was created using Google Docs, shared with the Cone Team for edits, and then the voice over was generated and added to the video…again the base video media was generated from the built-in FloorPlanOnline video editor.

The question for you – is this feature something you would want and use on your virtual tour videos?  

We are contemplating providing a service to do this in phase I, and then provide a more integrated way to generate the voice over through the edit video tool in Phase II, if phase I is successful and desired from a customer perspective.  Please view the video and let us know your thoughts via our survey.  Your answers can help shape how we move forward with this voice over feature.

View the video & complete our short survey

Want different voices?

We could also allow you to select different voices.  Hear the description of our 3D Walkthrough Tour by Ava, one of the virtual voices.  She sounds pretty darn good.  Do you agree?

Embed on your Blog or Website

You can also view the whole tour through the embedded tour below.  Just click any media button to get started.

As a side note, if you have a blog, we highly recommend you do something similar each time you get a listing.  The listing and tour is great content for your blog or your social media channels, so leverage it.  Send an email to your base, directing them to your blog post.

All you need to do to embed the whole tour into your website is use this “iframe code” on your site. Most blogs allow you to embed youtube videos or other content.  Our tour can be just some of that content.   You can even just copy and paste this code – just replace the tour ID that is bolded with your tour ID.  Note it uses the TOUR format, which is a fixed frame.  replace the word tour with story and you embed the single property page version (although because you have to scroll it is not recommended for embedding).

<iframe name=”tour” src=”” frameborder=”1″ width=”100%” height=”675″></iframe>

You can also add a link or button to the full tour like we did below.

See the Story of this Home in a separate tab.

Spotlight Tour- Week #118

Spotlight Tour- Week #118

Santa Barbara Style Estate!!!

Los Altos Hills, CA

See The Story of This Home

Gated custom designed -Santa Barbara style estate located on 1 acre lot in prestigious LAH, This spectacular residence comprising of 6 Bedrooms, 6 full Baths, 2 half-baths, Library, Studio apartment & fitness center at lower level, 2-story cathedral ceiling of living room with library shelves & rolling ladder, Elegant crystal chandelier at formal dining room, Gourmet kitchen features high-end appliances, Island w/sink & seating, Walk-in pantry, Spacious great room provides a place of family quality time, Cozy master suite is at Mezzanine level with fireplace, oversized bathroom & huge walk-in closet, The studio apartment including full kitchen & full bath is perfect to host guests, Fitness center with mirrored walls plus private bath which is much needed in this time of WFH, Australian eucalyptus floors throughout, Open beam ceilings, Beautiful grounds with high quality synthetic lawn, putting green & spa , Fully owned solar system, Minutes to Village, Exclusive Los Altos Schools.


Professional HDR photography by  Michael W.


If you are interested in listing your home or have questions, please contact:






Mae Chang

MJC Realty

12280 Saratoga Sunnyvale RD, #105, Saratoga, CA 95070

spotlight tour #117

spotlight tour #117

Luxurious Showcase Home !


See The Story of This Home

Luxurious showcase home with stunning panoramic lake views on .85 acres in The Ridge! Elegance and spaciousness define this immaculate home featuring Texas-sized rooms with incredible architectural detail. Dual master bedrooms (one upstairs, one downstairs) feature large picture windows that maximize the gorgeous view. Graceful winding stairway leads upstairs, where balconies overlook the soaring two-story living room. The large outdoor balcony and glass sunroom on the second floor highlight the amazing view. Tiered media room boasts a projector, built-in screen, and convenient access to the sunroom and wet bar. All bedrooms include private en suite bathrooms. Backyard oasis is perfect for entertaining with a full kitchen, saltwater infinity pool, hot tub, and a pool bathroom. Located in The Ridge, an upscale executive neighborhood overlooking Stillhouse Hollow Lake. Country feels convenient to shopping and restaurants, and just a short distance to Dana Peak Park’s hiking/biking trails, swim beach, and boat ramp. Schools are Skipcha Elementary, Nolan Middle, and Harker Heights High! *Furniture and décor have been custom-made for the home and may be negotiated.  


Professional HDR photography by Alec Knight of TwistTours


If you are interested in listing your home or have questions, please contact:








Teresa Adams

Broker, GRI, ePro

Heights Discount Realty

Harker Heights, TX 76048