Google Maps’ New Update Enables Users To Upload Street View Photos Using Android Phone

Google announces a new update of its feature Google Maps. Now, users will be able to see Street View on their phones.

Mamta Raut

December 7, 2020

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Google is one of the widely used search engines by netizens all around the world. With time, the tech giant has come up with several updates to provide efficiency to its user base. Now, Google has announced the launch of a new update that will enable users to create Street View photos using just a phone on Google Maps. Check it out in the video below:

What is the new Google Maps update?

The Google Maps update will now feature a new connected photos tool in the application. This tool will allow users to record a slew of connected images as they move around a particular path or street. The updated version, which is currently only made available to Android users, uses the ARCore for capturing the images. For the unversed, ARCore is the same augmented reality technology used by the tech giant for its line view orientation experiences in Google Maps. As per the announcement, this new update will be only supported in devices running Android 7.0 or higher.

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How will the new Google Maps update work?

Once the images are recorded by the users, all they have to do is publish them via the Street View application. Google will then automatically rotate, position and create a series of connected photos which will be further made available to users.

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“We then place those connected images in the right place on Google Maps, so your new Street View can be found in the exact location where it was taken for others to see and explore,” the tech giant explained in a blog posted by them.” Before this feature, you would typically need special 360-degree cameras to capture and publish Street View imagery,” it further added. With this new update, the tech giant aims at making Google Maps feature more accurate and up-to-date for everyone who relies on this tool.

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