Google's Street View and Photo Sphere viewing tools offer users a pretty cool way to get as up close and personal with a place as is digitally possible. Having a 360-degree perspective of a specific location means they can really have a good look around. The problem that arose with sharing these images in the past was that recipients would need to navigate to a dedicated page in order to view them. Google has changed this by announcing that it is now possible to embed these images.
Along with this update, Google has stated that developers and website owners will also be able to add these abilities programmatically, integrating the functionality into third-party websites. The company added that the embeds use the imagery viewer technology that is available in the new Google Maps Street View option.
Here's how it works:
- Search for a specific location in Google maps in your browser.
- Enter Street View mode or select from one of the Photo Spheres.
- Click on the settings cog in the bottom right of the screen.
- Choose the option to embed the image, choose a custom size and get the necessary code.