Google’s latest update is to allow developers to embed Photo Sphere into Street View images for Google Maps. What is Photo Sphere? Photo Sphere is a 360-degree panoramic feature that was added by Google into Android 4.2 that let users to take pictures with their phone and share it online. This feature is now part of Google Maps Embed API. Before this, developers can embed a Photo Sphere that only they can capture and not to the public users. In this latest feature, Google allow users to embed a Photo Sphere from Google Maps into their own website.
Google mentioned that, “Today, we added the ability to easily embed the Street View and Photo Sphere images you find in Google Maps and we’re also enabling the same capabilities pro-grammatically in the Google Maps Embed API. These embeds use the new imagery viewer technology that powers Street View in the new Google Maps”.
In order to embed a Photo Sphere from Google Maps, users have to go to settings at the bottom of Google Maps view, and Google will present users with a URL or embedded code for users website.
Another update from Google is to make users to share their Google Drive files in a much easier way. Google issued a new feature that will be out soon for Hangouts video calls that allows users to immediately share links in their Google Drive.
This new feature of sharing is very simple but Google acts quick to recap it on their website. Here is the recap on how to use or enable it; in order to do it users have to click on the chat icon at the left side of the video call window and then click the Drive icon and choose the file to share with other users in the video call. Keep in mind that other users don’t have permission to the file so the person who is sending it needs to give them access to the file.