How To Create A Free Virtual Tour in 2020

Welcome back to another Momentum Monday blog! Today, we’re going to look at how to create a free virtual tour in 2020.

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Getting Started

There are two ways to make a free virtual tour. You can post these virtual tours on your website, social media, email, etc. To get started, you will need your phone to capture the photos for your virtual tour, as well as to download the necessary phone apps.

The first method is done using Google Street VIew. Google Street View is an application by Google that lets you take 360 degree panoramic photos of any location. You can shoot a virtual tour of any location whether it be your house, a facility, or an office.

All you have to do is download the app, either through Google Play or the Apple Store. Using the app, you can take 360 panoramic photos on your phone. When you have the 360 images taken, using Google’s Tour Creator, you can upload the images and render a preview of the virtual tour. The result is a carousel of your panoramic photos.

The second method is done using Matterport. Matterport is a global leading virtual tour software provider. Here at Momentum, we’ve been using Matterport since our start. You are able to begin with Matterport by creating a free account. Once you’ve created an account, you’re ready to start shooting virtual tours. You can begin capturing virtual tours using an iPhone. Matterport also provides high resolution cameras uniquely tailored specifically for the purpose of shooting virtual tours. Get started with Matterport here.

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