Overlay App - Activate and use

Surprise your target audience with the second layer of content in front of your main content.

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Activating the Overlay App (Snow)

Note: Overlay apps aren't available by default. If you don't see overlay apps in your dashboard, just get in touch with the Valotalive team and we'd be happy to add if for you.

  1. Navigate to Apps > New overlay app (left side panel)

  2. Choose your App

  3. Configuration

    1. Name the App in a descriptive manner

    2. Choose your Theme
      Use the default Theme or change it according to your preferences.
      The Theme defines colors and fonts the App is using.

    3. Adjust other settings such as the number of posts displayed.

  4. Give access to your content editors

    It is possible to post messages to your Overlay App. Here you can give access rights to your content managers.

    1. Content managers
      Enter the email addresses for content managers (editors) by pressing + and repeating as many times as needed.

    2. Name of the content publishing App
      This name is used in the App when publishing to your audiences as a name on My Content's drop-down list.
      Use a descriptive name as it will help you to publish to the right audience(s).

  5. Remember to SAVE

Adding the Overlay App to a selected display(s)

  1. Navigate to Displays > Overlay Apps

    Click either

    1. an individual Display to choose a specific Display


    2. a tag (ie. country, city) to choose multiple Displays.

      The selected Displays will have orange borders as shown in the image below.

  2. Activate your Overlay App

    Once you have selected your Displays, choose your Overlay App from the drop-down menu.

    Click SET OVERLAY APP TO SELECTED _ _ DISPLAYS to activate your Overlay App.

    Your selected Display "boxes" will be fully orange after selecting and setting the Overlay App to your Displays. The Snowfall will begin under 10 minutes.

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