By default, to view an attribute of a feature in ArcGIS StoryMaps, the user must click on the feature and an attribute pop-up window shows the value. ArcGIS StoryMaps does not offer the 'hover over' functionality that automatically displays information in a map application.
However, the Media Map template offers the hover pop-up functionality in a map application, allowing users to view attributes by hovering the cursor over a feature. To configure this functionality in an existing ArcGIS StoryMaps application, users must create another map application using the Media Map template, and embed the map via URL into the ArcGIS StoryMaps application.
This article details the steps to embed a Media Map application to enable the hover pop-up capability in an ArcGIS StoryMaps application.
Follow the steps in the workflow below to configure the hover pop-up functionality in ArcGIS StoryMaps.
Note: Floating hover pop-ups display the attribute window as a pop-up next to the feature. Fixed hover pop-ups display the attribute window in a specific location on the screen. Options include top-right, top-left, bottom-right, and bottom-left.
Note: Skip Steps 7 to 8 if ArcGIS StoryMaps is already in edit mode.
The image below displays the enabled hover pop-ups on the map of the ArcGIS StoryMaps application.