Embeds make it easy to share Orbit-powered experiences to your organization, community, or a broader audience. You can add Embeds to your website, productivity tools like Notion and Airtable, or even share them as standalone pages.
While embeds are inherently public and do not require the viewer to have an Orbit account, you get precise control over where they can be embedded, and you can revoke the embedding at any time.
Activity feed embeds display a reverse-chronological activity feed of your community, just like the one you see in the Activities timeline:
By default, Notes and teammate activities are hidden from this feed.
Create an Embed
- Click on “Settings” in the navigation sidebar
- Click on “Embeds”
- Click on “Create New Embed” and select the embed type
- Give your embed a descriptive name, and define the domains on which it’ll available:
For additional security, Embeds can only be added to websites that you have explicitly allowed through the list of Allowed domains. When a page containing an Embed loads, Orbit verifies whether the calling website is allowed—if that‘s not the case, an error will be shown:
It is possible to allow several domains, and to use wildcards. For example:
orbit.loveallows embeds in pages such as
https://orbit.love/programs, but not from
*.orbit.love, on the other hand, allows both.
orbit-love.atlassian.netwill allow embeds on Notion and Confluence
*will allow embeds on all websites. This is discouraged, as anyone with the embed link will be able to embed the activity feed on any website they want.
Include the embed
Once the embed is created, it can be included or accessed in three ways:
- On third-party tools, like Notion, Confluence or Airtable (the interactive demo above uses just that)
- Via an
<iframe>snippet to be added on your website
- As a standalone page that can be shared to folks in your organization, or your community
The specific instructions for each option can be found on the Embeds’ page in your workspace settings.
Embeds are designed to be shared to viewers who do not have an Orbit account (e.g. the other teams in your organization, or your community members): they are readonly, and are stripped of all internal links to other parts of your workspace, like specific member or organization profiles.
If, however, you’re viewing an embed on a browser you’re signed into Orbit with, these links are reintroduced, making it easy to get additional context.