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Publish & connect 360 photos with the Street View app

You can publish your 360 photos together with the Street View app. You can create links with the Street View ready tools or a similar application.

Before you start

Make sure your pictures are:

  • At least 7.5MP (4K) with a 2:1 aspect ratio.
  • No more than 75 megabytes in size.

Step 1: Publish your photos

  1. Open the Street View app Street View.
  2. To manage your photos, under "Profile." use the filters.
  3. Tap the photo you want to publish.
  4. Tap More More and then Publish.
  5. Tap Publish. Your photo may show up on Maps soon.
Find older photos

You can find 360 photos that you published before November 2016 in the Geo Panoramas folder in Google Photos.

Tip: When you delete, move, share, or hide 360 photos from the Geo Panoramas folder, those photos are deleted from Google Maps.

Step 2: Connect your photos

You can create links between your 360 photos manually with a third-party publishing tool. Tools that are Street View ready are listed on the Street View website, but other publishing tools may also be available. 

After you create links in the chosen tool and publish them to Google Maps, allow up to 4 days for processing to complete.

If you’re a developer, you can create your own tool with the Street View Publish API.

Learn more about managing 360 photos

Add to a Maps listing
  1. Open the Street View app Street View.
  2. Once you set a location for the photo(s), go to your Profile, select the photo(s) and tap More and then Pick a Maps Listing.
  3. Find the list of nearby places or search for a specific place.
  4. Select the Maps listing that you want.

Tip: Only 360 photos can be associated with a Maps listing.

Edit a location
  1. Open the Street View app Street View.
  2. Go to your Profile.
  3. Each photo that doesn’t have a location will show a Pick Location button.
  4. Tap and drag the location marker to a new position. You can zoom the map in or out.
  5. Tap Done Done.

Tip: You can edit the location of multiple photos at once when you select more than one photo and choose the placemark icon in the top right. You can also change the location using the same icon.

Detect faces & blur

To preserve people’s privacy on Maps, faces in photos are automatically detected and blurred.

  1. Open the Street View app Street View.
  2. Under “Profile,” to open a photo, tap on it.
  3. In the top right, tap More   More and then Detect faces and blur.
    • If a face was missed or you want to blur other parts of the image:
      1. On the part of the photo that you want to blur, long tap.
      2. Choose Add blur   Done.
  4. Tap Done   Done.

Learn more about privacy on Maps.

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