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Placing a Pebbl

Placing a Pebbl creates a marker on your journey map to highlight important moments. It can contain an icon, photos, videos, and text to provide more information about your journey.

To place a Pebbl press the middle button at the bottom of the main screen.

Place a Pebbl button

Icon & Title

When creating a new Pebbl, you will need to enter a title and select an icon to represent the moment you want to highlight. If you don’t provide any information, the default icon will be used, and the Pebbl title will be set to the current date and time.

New Pebbl Icon & Title screen
Icon Library Screen


You can add up to 5 media items to each of your Pebbls. You can add a mix of photos and videos to share a comprehensive picture of your experience.

New Pebbl - add photos/videos

When considering what media to add, here are some tips to help you capture your adventure beyond the usual holiday snapshots:

Capture the Environment: Highlight the beautiful and unique surroundings of your adventure. Whether it’s a sweeping landscape, bustling city streets, or hidden nooks of nature, these images can truly convey the atmosphere of your journey.

Detail Shots: Don’t forget to take close-ups of interesting details, such as unique flora and fauna, architectural elements, local cuisine, or cultural artifacts. These shots can provide a more immersive experience for your followers.

Action Shots: If possible, try to capture yourself or your travel companions in the midst of activity – such as hiking up a hill, cycling down a path, or exploring a local market. This not only showcases the action and adventure but also adds a human element to your journey.

Sunrise/Sunset: Photos taken during the “golden hours” – shortly after sunrise or before sunset – often have a warm, soft light that can make your images look more professional and captivating.

Tell a Story: Remember, each piece of media you add to your Pebbls contributes to the narrative of your journey. Try to select images and videos that help to tell your story, rather than simply being good standalone pieces.

Keep it Authentic: While it’s important to strive for quality, don’t let the pursuit of the ‘perfect shot’ take away from the authenticity of your experience. Sometimes, the most meaningful photos are the candid ones that capture genuine moments.

From here you can either press “Create Pebbl” to use the default options, or you can press “Options” to customize your Pebbl further.

Description & Time

Adding a description to your Pebbl is optional, but it can enhance your journey’s story and provide more context about the moment you’re sharing.

On this screen you can also optionally change the date and time for the Pebbl – this will determine the order in which Pebbls are displayed on your map.

New Pebbl Description & Date


On the final screen, you can adjust the location of your Pebbl by clicking on the “Adjust Location” button and moving the marker. Once your GPS position has been established, the map will be visible, allowing you to fine-tune the location of your Pebbl.

Additionally, you have the option to mask the location of your Pebbl for privacy reasons. This will ensure that the exact location of your Pebbl is not visible to others who view it, while still allowing them to see the general area in which it was created.

New Pebbl location options

Updated on 13 September 2023

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