Configure general settings

To see general settings for your Experience Builder app or template, click General to open the Experience settings or Template settings panel.

Item settings

You can use the following settings to add information and images that communicate your app or template's branding and purpose:

  • Favicon—Change the app or template's favicon. The favicon is an icon that identifies your app or template's web page. It appears in browser tabs, browser history, bookmarks bars and drop-downs, and search recommendations. You can pick from the default icons or upload your own icons.

    Safari does not display Experience Builder favicons.

  • Thumbnail—Change the app or template's thumbnail. The thumbnail is usually a preview of the app or template's content. It appears on the item details page, on the Content tab when you view items in a list or grid, and in either the template gallery or the experience gallery that opens when you launch Experience Builder. You can upload an image file from your device.
  • Summary—Provide a short description of the app or template. Like the thumbnail, the summary appears on the item page and on the Content tab when you view items in a list or grid. The summary can be up to 2,048 characters. To include more in-depth information, you can write in the description on the app or template's item page.

Time zone settings

Choose how Experience Builder handles time-based data from different time zones. These settings are relevant if your app or template uses feature layers with date fields.

Since different feature layers might contain data recorded with different time zones, and the physical locations of both the servers hosting the data and the people viewing the app can be anywhere in the world, you have options for how to display time fields.

Choose one of the following options:

  • Select Device time zone to have Experience Builder ask the user's computer for its time zone settings and display all time data using that time zone. This option is appropriate if you want users across the world to see times in their own time zone.
  • Select Specific time zone to choose a time zone from the drop-down menu and display all time data using that time zone. This option is appropriate if you want users to see all data in one specific time zone, no matter where in the world they access your app.
  • Select Data time zone to display dates and times based on, for layers, the time zone property or, for web maps, the time zone settings defined in Map Viewer. Experience Builder makes no adjustments to the display of date information.

    To use the Timeline widget, date and time data must be synchronized to one time zone, so the Timeline widget is only available if you choose Device time zone or Specific time zone.


    For web scenes added to a Map widget, time zone settings do not affect date or time fields in pop-ups.

Manage URL status

You can use these settings to control which URL parameters appear in the app's URL at run time.

Click Manage URL status to open the Manage URL status panel. Here you can view the Data selection parameter and any Map and Search widgets. If your app contains many Map and Search widgets, this list might be long, so you can use the search to bring up specific widgets.

Turn on the toggle button next to Data selection or next to each widget to include its associated URL parameter in the URL at run time. The Map widget has multiple associated URL parameters. For Map widgets, you can click the settings button to turn on individual parameters.

Turning a parameter off does not remove its function; it just means that the parameter does not appear in the URL. Having parameters in the URL is useful for sharing your app in an exact state. For example, you can generate a URL that opens your app to an exact map scale, rotation, and center point with a certain feature selected.