How to see inside businesses using Google Maps
The company introduces a new feature highlighting panoramic photos of local businesses.
A new feature inside Google Maps lets users peek inside businesses before visiting them, thanks to panoramic photos shared by the businesses with Google."These interior business photos on Google Maps give you the feeling of being there, and the comfort of knowing what to expect when you arrive," the company said in a blog post. To see the panoramic photos, first zoom in toward street level -- if you're more than four levels up from the street, it won't work. Click and drag the orange figure known as Pegman over the section of the map you're looking at. Once you do, you'll see orange dots indicating businesses that have submitted panoramas to Google. The company says "thousands" of businesses have submitted photos so far. From there, just drop Pegman on one of the dots. The panorama will open up inside the maps window, and you can click and drag to get a 360-degree view of the business.