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: