Easier Access To Videos & Virtual Tours
October 30, 2020 MLS Updates FlexMLS Staff
With the increased use of virtual tours and videos to show homes, we’re excited to announce a refreshed media gallery where videos and virtual tours are built right in to all Flexmls platforms.
When Will It Change?
The rollout of this enhancement began on July 14th, 2020 and will conclude on October 21st, 2020.
Who Does This Benefit?
For agents, this change increases exposure for videos and virtual tours on listings.
What Will Change?
Currently, videos and virtual tours are available on the Photos tab in search results, but they can be difficult to locate or notice. Extra clicks are required to view videos or virtual tours.
With this change, videos and virtual tours are displayed inline with photos in a single media gallery. Any videos and virtual tours will be displayed directly after the primary photo in the filmstrip view at the bottom of the page.
Videos will be displayed with a preview image and a “play” icon. Virtual tours will be displayed with a preview image and a “360-degree view” icon.
When you click through the gallery on the Photos tab, you’ll be able to play videos and virtual tours by clicking on them. Videos will typically play in place. Virtual tours will typically open in a new browser tab.
A similar media gallery will be displayed on listing detail pages in the Flexmls Pro apps for mobile devices, the Flexmls Pro mobile website, Flexmls Portal, and the Flexmls app for consumers.
Why Are We Making These Changes?
The combined media gallery makes all types of listing media equally visible to members and their clients. It also makes the experience of viewing listing media more consistent across devices and platforms.