Google launches “Views” as photo sphere community

July 30, 2013
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Google has recently launched a new community based site. This latest is called Views and it deals with photo sphere images. More specifically, being able to easily share those photo sphere images with others. The Views community connects with Google Maps and of course, the photo sphere images can be captured by those with a device running Android 4.2 or later.

Users will be able to share photo sphere images from a regular browser as well as from an Android device. Those looking to share from a desktop browser will first need to sign into the Views site using your Google+ credentials. Once there look for the blue camera icon that will be located towards the upper right hand corner.

From this point you will be able to browse and select any photo sphere images you have uploaded to your Google+ photos. Alternatively, these looking to share from Android will be able to do so directly from the Gallery app. Using this option you will need to tap the "Share" option and then select the "Google Maps" option.

Aside from simply uploading, you will also have your own page within the Views community and the ability to add descriptions for others that may happen to visit. That brings the flip side of this, the Views community pages seem like they will make for a place where you will be able to get lost (virtually) if you aren't paying attention to the time. But in the end, while photo sphere images are still limited to those with Android 4.2 or later, it is nice to see Google further pushing them to everyone.

SOURCE: Google LatLong Blog


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