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This article was published on July 22, 2014

Google Views now lets you comment on and +1 your favorite 360-degree Photo Spheres

Google Views now lets you comment on and +1 your favorite 360-degree Photo Spheres
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Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Google Views gives anyone the chance to share their own panoramic, 360-degree Photo Spheres with the world. The platform has now been updated with comments and +1s, the latter of which is a ‘like’ equivalent for Google+, so people can easily show their appreciation.

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Some of the Photo Spheres uploaded by the community are breathtaking and as Evan Rapoport, Google product manager for Photo Spheres explains, many photographers have already amassed millions of views for their images.

If you just want to say “wow” or maybe ask the photographer how they captured their latest Photo Sphere, now there’s an easy way to do so. Furthermore, creating these images should be more appealing for shutterbugs, given there’s a good chance they’ll now trigger some discussion and feedback.

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Featured image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images