Add image, text, video, and more to your dashboard

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Add tile

The Add tile control lets you directly add an image, text box, video, streaming data, or web code to your dashboard.

  1. Select Add tile from the top menu bar. Depending on space limitations, you may see only the plus plus sign sign.

    Add tile icon

  2. Select which type of tile to add: Image, Text box, Video, Web content, or Custom streaming data.

    add tile window

Add an image

Say you want your company logo on your dashboard, or some other image. You'll need to save the image file online and link to it. Make sure special credentials aren't required to access the image file. For example, OneDrive and SharePoint require authentication, so images stored there can't be added to a dashboard this way.

  1. Select Image > Next.

  2. Add image information to the Add image tile window.

    Add image tile window

    • to display a title above the image, select Display title and subtitle and type a title and/or subtitle.

    • enter the image URL

    • to make the tile a hyperlink, select Set custom link and enter the URL. When colleagues click this image or title, they'll be taken to this URL.

    • Select Apply. On the dashboard, resize and move the image as needed.

      image on dashboard

Add a text box or dashboard heading

  1. Select Text box > Next.

    NOTE: To add a dashboard heading, type your heading in the text box and increase the font.

  2. Format the text box:

    • to display a title above the text box, select Display title and subtitle and type a title and/or subtitle.

    • enter and format content for the text box.

    • Optionally, set a custom link for the title. A custom link can be an external site or a dashboard or report in your workspace. However, in this example we've added hyperlinks within the text box itself, so will leave Set custom link unchecked.

      Add textbox tile window

  3. Select Apply. On the dashboard, resize and move the text box as needed.

    dashboard with image and textbox

Add a video

When you add a YouTube or Vimeo video tile to your dashboard, the video plays right on your dashboard.

  1. Select Video > Next.

  2. Add video information to the Add video tile pane.

    Add video tile window

    • to display a title and subtitle at the top of the video tile, select Display title and subtitle and type a title and/or subtitle. In this example, we'll add a subtitle and then turn it into a hyperlink back to the entire playlist on YouTube.

    • enter the URL for the video

    • Add a hyperlink for the title and subtitle. Perhaps after your colleagues watch the embedded video you'd like them to view the entire playlist on YouTube -- add a link to your playlist here.

    • Select Apply. On the dashboard, resize and move the video tile as needed.

      dashboard with video tile added

  3. Select the video tile to play the video.

  4. Select the subtitle to visit the playlist on YouTube.

Add streaming data

Add web content

Paste or type in any HTML content. Power BI adds it, as a tile, to your dashboard. Enter the embed code by hand or copy/paste from sites such as Twitter, YouTube,, and more.

  1. Select Web content > Next.

  2. Add information to the Add web content tile pane.

    Add web content tile window

    • to display a title above the tile, select Display title and subtitle and type a title and/or subtitle.
    • enter the embed code. In this example we're copying and pasting a Twitter feed.
  3. Select Apply. On the dashboard, resize and move the web content tile as needed.

    dashboard with 4 tiles

Tips for embedding web content

  • For iframes, use a secure source. If you enter your iframe embed code and get a blank tile, check to see if you're using http for the iframe source. If so, change it to https.

    <iframe src="">
  • Edit width and height information. This embed code embeds a video and sets the video player to 560 x 315 pixels. This size will not change as you resize the tile.

    <iframe width="560" height="315"
    src="" frameborder="0"

    If you'd like the player to resize to fit the tile size, set width and height to 100%.

    <iframe width="100%" height="100%"
    src="" frameborder="0"
  • This code embeds a tweet and retains, as separate links on the dashboard, links for the AFK podcast, @GuyInACube's Twitter page, Follow, #analytics, reply, retweet, and like. Selecting the tile itself takes you to the podcast on Twitter.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck">
    <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Listen to
    <a href="">@GuyInACube</a> talk to
    us about making videos about Microsoft Business Intelligence
    <a href=""> </a>
    <a href="">
    #analytics</a></p>&mdash; AFTK Podcast (@aftkpodcast) <a
    January 30, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

Edit a tile

To make changes to a tile...

  1. Hover over the top right corner of the tile and select the ellipses.

    select tile ellipses

  2. Select the edit icon to re-open the Tile details pane and make changes.

    pencil edit icon

Considerations and troubleshooting

  • To make it easier to move the tile on your dashboard, add a title and/or subtitle.
  • If you'd like to embed some content from a website, but the website doesn't give you embed code to copy and paste, check out for help generating the embed code.

Next steps

Dashboard tiles

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