I think photo spheres are pretty awesome, and they just got a big quality overhaul in Android 4.3, to boot. So when Google announces a new way to share this immersive images, that's always a good thing, and today, that's what happened. Views is a new community built into the new Google Maps for desktop web client, and it allows you to upload and view photo spheres inside Maps. You sign in with your Google+ profile, and from there, you can add photo spheres that have been synced to your Google+ Photos, or directly from your Android device by selecting "Maps" from the share dialog in the gallery.


Be aware - Views is a public community. Anything you upload will in theory be visible, the idea is to share photo spheres with the world at large and create a sort of UGC street view community. Those photo spheres will also be linked to your Google+ profile.

This is a pretty cool feature, though, and it's great to see Google working on new ways to share the photo sphere experience. Read more about Views on the official Google Maps Blog.

Google Maps Blog, Views