What's a Photo URL?

It's nothing more than a web URL that goes specifically to a photograph!  Basically, any time you see a picture on a webpage, that picture has a unique URL that points specifically to it.  For example, your LinkedIn photo has a URL that, if I know it, will take me straight to your picture -- and only your picture.

Why's It Important?

These are important because this is (currently) the only way to have a picture of you show up on all your clients' Homebot Digests!  Yes, it's that important.  :-)  (Btw, before you ask, yes, we will be adding a Photo Uploader feature soon, but the Photo URL is the only means at the moment.).  

So, How Do I Get One For My Favorite Picture?

It's pretty easy.  Even though dealing with long, cryptic URLs can be a bit intimidating, it's really not very difficult if you follow these easy steps...

1. Find Photo You Want To Use

Go to a webpage where you have the picture of you that you want to use, such as your LinkedIn page or maybe your personal profile page at your Lender or Real Estate company site.   I'll use my personal LinkedIn page to demonstrate.

2. "Open Image In A New Tab"" or "Copy Image Address"

Use your mouse or touchpad to "right-click" on the image to get your alternative functions menu (the mechanism for right-clicking varies depending on your make, model and flavor of Operating System).  But, you should see one or more options to a) "Open image in a new tab"; and/or b) "Copy Image Address".  Note, the wording of those two commands may vary from one browser flavor to the next, but it should be worded along those lines.  In my example, below, I'm using Chrome on a Mac and I see both options...

From here, you have might have both options, as I do above, so I'll cover both...

2.a. Using the "Copy Image Address" option...

From the previous screenshot (above), I first select "Copy Image Address" from the alternative menu...

...which will copy that long, unique, cryptic URL for that image to my clipboard.  I can then go back to my Homebot Profile and simply paste the image URL into the Photo URL field. (see image below)  It's that easy! 

Now for the second approach...

2.b. Using the "Open Image In New Tab" option...

I first select "Open Image In New Tab" from the alternative menu...

...which will cause a new tab to open in my browser but it will only have my image on the page!  And, note, the URL line now has that long, cryptic, unique URL that points specifically to just that image.  (see image below)

I can then insert my cursor in the URL field (highlighted in blue above) and copy the ENTIRE URL (that's very important!) and then simply go back to my Homebot Profile page and paste the URL into the Photo URL field...

And that's it! 

With either method, you have now added your photo to your Profile and that photo will now show on all of your clients' Homebot Digests!  

By the way, if you can't remember how to get to your Homebot Profile, you'll find it in the upper-right corner of the app when you are logged in.  For example, mine is below.  Just click your name and your Profile panel will open up.  You'll see the "Photo URL" field about halfway down the page.  

The other place you might encounter the "Photo URL" field is during the new customer signup workflow.  

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