“We are excited to see the different types of Street View experiences that everyone will contribute. For example, this feature can now enable environmental non-profits to document and promote the beautiful places they strive to protect,” said Evan Rapoport, product manager, Google Maps & Photo Sphere.

“It also opens up a new tool for photographers to showcase diversity in a specific location, by times of day, weather conditions or cultural events, in a way that Street View currently doesn’t cover,” his blog post added.

Google has also given its users full freedom to embed the interactive viewer on their website or create apps with it using the Google Maps API.

The Internet giant said, “Create photo spheres using your Android phone (specifically on Nexus devices running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean) or a DSLR and then share them on Views. Next, select the photo spheres from your profile and use our new tool to connect them together. Once your photo spheres are connected and published, people can navigate between them on Google Maps, just like they can in Street View.”

With this, the users can now actually connect photo spheres to create virtual tour of a place and then share them on Google Maps.