MAPPINGOUT YOURVIEW

Google's Street View App Al­lows Users to Cap­ture 360-De­gree Photos

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Last month, Google re­leased a ma­jor up­date for one of its re­cently-re­leased apps, Street View. In essence, the new up­date now makes the app a lot more in­ter­ac­tive by en­abling users to browse and con­trib­ute to it by tak­ing 360-de­gree photos with their smart­phones.

If this all sounds a fair bit fa­mil­iar, it's be­cause Street View is ac­tu­ally a re­branded ver­sion of an older smart pho­tog­ra­phy app called Photo Sphere Cam­era. Like its pre­de­ces­sor, the new Street View app has the abil­ity to cre­ate panoramic photos, and then share them on Google Maps, giv­ing oth­ers a chance to see what the en­vi­ron­ment around a spe­cific area would look like.

That be­ing said, you can still choose to ei­ther keep your 360-de­gree pic­tures pri­vate if you don't want to share them to Google Maps. Even if you do share the im­ages, Google will still have to vet them in or­der to en­sure that the pic­ture are of ac­tual places, and

You can now take 360-de­gree pic­tures with Google's Street View app.

not just some in­di­vid­ual's at­tempt in try­ing to get pic­tures of them­selves posted all over Google Maps.

At the time of writ­ing, all these 360-de­gree photos can only be seen via the Street View app, but there's a good chance that Google may just open up the idea to other de­vel­op­ers, so that they too may try to im­ple­ment it into their own fu­ture en­deav­ors.

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