How to add a virtual tour to my Google Maps listing?

by annabell_mcdermott , in category: Local SEO , a year ago

How to add a virtual tour to my Google Maps listing?

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by pietro , 7 months ago

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To add a virtual tour to your Google Maps listing, you need to create and upload a 360-degree virtual tour to Google Street View. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Create a virtual tour: First, create a 360-degree virtual tour of your business using a 360-degree camera or a smartphone with a panorama feature. Ensure that each panorama image is connected to the next to create a seamless experience for viewers.
  2. Set up a Google Street View account: If you don't already have one, create a Google Street View account by visiting the Google Street View website and signing in using your Google account credentials.
  3. Upload your virtual tour to Google Street View: Once signed in, click on the "Create" button, then choose "Upload". Select the virtual tour images you've created and upload them to Google Street View. Follow the on-screen prompts to connect the images together and create a continuous virtual tour experience.
  4. Publish your virtual tour: After successfully creating your virtual tour, choose the "Publish" option to make it visible on Google Maps and associated platforms, such as Google Search and Google Earth.
  5. Verify your business listing: Ensure that your business has a verified listing on Google Maps. If you haven't already done so, go to the Google My Business website (https://www.google.com/business/) and sign in. Locate your business and follow the verification steps if required.
  6. Add your virtual tour to your Google My Business listing: Once your business is verified, go to your Google My Business dashboard. Locate your business listing and click on it. On the left-hand side, click on "Photos," then choose "360 Photos." Select the published virtual tour from Google Street View and add it to your listing.
  7. Check and update your virtual tour listing: Review your Google Maps listing to ensure that the virtual tour has been added correctly. You can also make updates or corrections by accessing your Google My Business dashboard and editing the virtual tour photo section.


By following these steps, you'll be able to add a virtual tour to your Google Maps listing and enhance your online presence.