Opening your MyHeritage DNA results for the first time can be incredibly exciting. We created our fun “spinning globe” animation to enhance your experience of that moment — and many of our users enjoy it so much, they want to share it with their friends, family, and social media followers!
See for example this video from Eli, who thought she was Scottish and Jamaican, and turned out to be… lots of other things:
Or this one from Haiyan, who thought she was 100% Chinese, but got quite a surprise at the end:
Or this one from Ogan Cihan Öcal, who discovered that he is truly a citizen of the world:
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I want to do this too! How do I share my MyHeritage DNA results?
There are a few ways you can share your Ethnicity Estimate results:
- As a link: Click the Share button on your results to share the animation as a link
- As a video: Record the spinning globe animation using a screen recorder to create a video file you can share
- As an image: Take a screenshot of your results and share the image
Sharing your results as a link with the Share button
A Share button will appear when you review your Ethnicity Estimate on the website or the app. This button allows you to share the video to Facebook or Twitter as a link:
However, many users prefer to share the animation directly as a video and not as a link, especially on platforms like TikTok or Instagram.
Sharing a video of your MyHeritage DNA results
If you prefer to share a video, you can record the spinning globe animation with a screen recorder. Many mobile devices include a native screen recorder, but if yours doesn’t, you can always download one from the App Store or Google Play. If you prefer to record from your desktop browser, you can download a screen recorder browser extension or plugin. Make sure the app or extension has a setting that enables you to record sounds playing on the system if you’d like to record the music as well.
So you have your screen recorder all ready to go…. but how do you access the spinning globe animation?
It’s super simple!
On the website:
- Open your Ethnicity Estimate: hover over the “DNA” tab in the navigation bar and select “Ethnicity Estimate”
- Click the “play” button on the top right corner of the map:
On the app:
- Open your Ethnicity Estimate: tap the DNA button on the home screen and then the Ethnicity Estimate tab (or open the app menu, expand the DNA menu, and tap “Ethnicity Estimate”)
- Tap the three dot icon at the upper right corner of the map
- Tap “Play intro”
This will take you to the opening screen for the Ethnicity Estimate reveal. Prepare your screen recording software and click “Let’s go”!
Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to record your Ethnicity Estimate reveal from the app:
Sharing your Ethnicity Estimate as an image
If you’d like to keep it simple, you can take a screenshot of your Ethnicity Estimate and share it as an image. Most devices have shortcuts for taking screenshots — for example, pressing the side button and volume up button simultaneously on an iPhone, or the Print Screen (PrtScn) button on Windows. There are also apps that can be used to take screenshots that may be built in to your system or downloadable for free.
To share your Ethnicity Estimate as an image, access it from your browser or app as detailed above, take a screenshot, crop and edit it however you like, and share it.
A note on privacy
You are of course welcome and encouraged to share your own Ethnicity Estimate results, but please don’t share any results that reveal personal information about anyone else — including your own DNA Matches. If you wish to share a screenshot or screen recording of your DNA Match list, you must black out or otherwise censor details that reveal personal information, such as profile photos and names.
Enjoy sharing your results!
If you share your results on social media, feel free to use the hashtag #myheritagedna and to tag us — we love seeing your results and we might even react or comment!
See below for a couple more examples for inspiration!
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