8.8. Looker Studio Community Visualizations
Exploring Public and Custom Community Visualizations
Discover how to use community visualizations in Looker Studio, both public and custom, to enhance your reports and create engaging visualizations.
- What are community visualizations? Community visualizations are custom visualizations created by users to fill gaps in Looker Studio's native chart options. These visualizations can be submitted to Google, and if approved, they become publicly available for other users. Additionally, some visualizations are not submitted to Google but can still be accessed and used via their manifest URL.
- Accessing public community visualizations: To access public community visualizations, click on the Community Visualization option in the chart menu, then explore the available options. When you find a visualization you want to use, add it to your report, and adjust the data and style properties as needed.
- Using custom community visualizations: To use a custom community visualization, you'll need the manifest URL. Copy the URL, then go to the "Add a chart" menu and click "Explore more" > "Build your own." Paste the manifest URL, submit it, and Looker Studio will fetch the visualization for you to use in your report.
- Example: Funnel Pro visualization: One custom community visualization is the Funnel Pro, a highly customizable funnel chart. It automatically calculates drop percentages and conversion rates between each step, and you can modify its appearance using the style tab. You can apply any metrics to create the funnel's steps, with the order of the metrics determining the sequence of the funnel.
By using community visualizations in Looker Studio, you can enhance your reports with custom charts and visualizations that better suit your needs. This allows you to create more engaging and informative reports, providing your clients with valuable insights and a better understanding of their data.