Public Archives in the Mobile App

Public Archives in the Mobile App


Your Public Archive is a gallery of your materials that is publicly available for anyone on the internet to view. Upload, organize, describe, and publish your records and then share your Public Archive URL with friends and family.

Adding, removing, and editing items in your Public Archive

Everything in your Public Workspace is available in your Public Archive. You can add items to your Public Archive by either publishing items from your Private workspace or uploading files directly to your Public workspace. You can remove materials you have in your Public Archive by deleting them (but make sure you have another copy in your Private Files first!).

You can access your Public Workspace by tapping the hamburger menu in the left-top corner of your screen, then tapping Public Files.



If you need to edit the metadata of an item in your Public Archive, you can navigate to your Public Workspace and tap the item you wish to edit to open it, then tap the information icon at the top of the screen. 

Please note that if you have published a file from your Private Workspace to your Public Workspace, a copy of that item lives in both your Private Workspace and your Public Workspace. However, any changes you make to either copy will only affect that workspace's file. This way, you can keep some metadata private by editing the copy in your Private Workspace and make some metadata public by editing the copy in your Public Workspace.


Viewing and sharing your Public Archive and the Public Gallery

The Permanent Public Gallery is where you can view all of the publicly accessible archives on Permanent, including your own. 

To access the Public Gallery, tap the menu in the top left corner of your screen, then tap Public Gallery. You will be taken to the Permanent Public Gallery.

From here, you can view your Public Archives, as well as see featured archives from other Permanent members. You can quickly copy the link to your archive by tapping the link icon to the right of the archive name. Share this link via text, email, social media, or add it to your website for family and friends to view your archive.

Your friends and family don't need to be logged in to Permanent to see this material, since it is published to the internet in your Public Archive.





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