Public waves are great - but what if you are using an apps account, and can't use the link that someone has given you?
You find a link to a public Wave posted somewhere on the net. Clicking the link does not take you to your Wave account in Apps, so how do you get to it.
Example (googlewave.com domain url)
- Copy a portion of the wave ID from the browser address bar as described below (highlight link and click (Ctrl+C) or use edit pull down menu "Copy").
Copy the portion of the wave ID needed to search: qF0QhpNpE (Copy = Ctrl+C)
- You'll need a portion of the wave ID from the link to search for the Wave:
- For example, in this URL:
- Select the portion after %252B or +
- Some URLs will have a + in lieu of %252B. Both of the following urls link to the same wave:
Searching for the Wave:
- Log into your Wave or Apps account, go to the search bar and type "with:public id:".
- Paste the portion of the wave ID shown above after "with:public id:" in the search bar (Ctrl+V) and hit the "Enter" key.
That's all there is to it.
- The Wave you are looking for will show in the search results.
- Copy the wave ID and paste it at the end of the address bar.
- If you want to view the wave with your Apps account (and NOT Google Account), instead of clicking on the full wave URL, just copy the wave ID and paste it in your instance of wave.
- For example, here's the Wave ID: googlewave.com!w%252BqF0QhpNpE
- And here's the Apps URL for it (replace YOURDOMAIN.COM with your Apps domain name)
- In a similar way, you can copy the wave ID off an Apps Wave and open it in Wave Labs using your @googlewave.com alias:
Embed the wave
This is more for the wave creator but if you embed the waves using the Link to Wave option, users will be able to view the wave regardless of whether they are logging in to your Wave domain or the GoogleWave.com alias.
- The embed code in Link to Wave is the same whether you copy it from your domain or from Wave Labs.
- Here are two examples of embedded waves:
- Note: To get a wave ID or URL from a currently open Wave, click on "Link to this wave" in the tool bar of the wave:
Public waving is a really useful way to communicate, but what if you don't want anyone else to edit your waves? We show you how to make read-only public waves.
Public waving is really simple. To make a wave public, find a wave that you have created, which you want to share with everyone.
- Click on the '+' button at the top of your wave, and in the search box, type "email@example.com".
Click on the globe icon, once the contact appears, and it will be added to your wave.
In the contacts bar at the top of your wave, click on the public icon (globe).
From the drop-down menu next to remove, you will see the text "Full access". Click on the arrow beside this, and select "Read Only".
- If you have public as a contact already, it will appear in the search, with a globe icon.
- If you don't have public in your contacts, you will be asked to add it to your contacts (to do this, click the green button with the caption "Add to contacts").
Done! Now everyone can see your wave, but only participants (people who are part of the wave e.g. ones that you have added yourself) with full-access can edit it.
Email Notifications are a great way to get into the habit of checking Google Wave, and are really simple to set up.
- On the "Navigation" panel on the left of the window, hover your mouse over "Inbox".
- Click on the arrow that appears, and select "Notifications".
- Select how frequently you would like to recieve email notifications.
- Choose what email address you would like to have them sent to.
- If the email address you want is not on the list, you will need to register it is a secondary account.
You will now receive email notifications at your prefered address. The notifications will arrive whenever you selected them to.
- Sign into google (if you are logged into wave, you are already signed in).
- Go to https://www.google.com/accounts
- Under the heading "Personal Settings", find the "Edit" button (It should be next to "Email Addresses".
- At the bottom of this page, you will see the heading "Add an alternate email address to your account". Type the email address that you want to use into the box below this heading.
- Click "Save". You will recieve an email at the account you entered, asking you to confirm it as a secondary account. Click on the link.
- Go back into the notifications box in wave. You should now be able to use the alternate account. You may need to refresh to get it to appear on the list.