## What is External Preview?

To improve your collaboration experience with Bloomreach Content, **External Preview** is a feature that allows you to share your work with others before publishing - including people that **don't** have a Bloomreach account. This feature enables sharing your pages in your _Channel_ using a URL.

## How to enable External Preview

Open the _Channel_ that contains the page you want to share with your team. Customize your page as you wish to get it ready before sharing by adding some _Components_ and your content.


Once your page is ready for sharing, click on the _Channel_ button and then on _Settings_ as shown below. Turn on the _Channel preview_ with the toggle, which will enable link sharing. Copy the top link to your dashboard, and you are now ready to share the link. Alternatively, you can use the _Preview_ button in the top right corner (next to _+ Page_), which directly takes you to a page preview.


**Please use the Project channel preview URL (the top link), which is meant for end-users. The bottom link is primarily meant for [developers](🔗).**


Heads up!

The preview content is secured only based on access to the code embedded in the URL. Anyone on the internet who knows the URL can access the preview. If this is insufficient for your use case, we recommend against enabling external preview. Instead, each reviewer can be given a user account to access the preview within the Experience manager.

The screenshot below shows you what the page preview looks like. The link will open up a new window and will be ready to be previewed by your team!



It's also possible to get an external preview link for a specific page (not just the home page for the channel). External preview must be enabled for a _Channel_ in the _Channel settings_. Specific page links are available when you click on the _Page menu_ under the _Info_ item.