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MahabubMunna Level 9
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Panoramio no longer available after January 29, 2018

Last year we informed you of our plans to retire Panoramio in order to invest our efforts into improving photo-sharing experiences directly inside Google Maps. This is a reminder that Panoramio will no longer be available after January 29, 2018.


Because you have linked your Panoramio profile with a Google account, all your Panoramio photos will be copied to the Google Album Archive at full resolution after Panoramio goes away. These copied photos will not use any of your Google storage quota. However, your Panoramio photos will stop appearing in Google Maps unless you upgrade to a Google+ account or join Local Guides. This is because Panoramio nicknames will no longer be supported, and we need your name to give attribution for your photos. If you've already done this, then you're all set.


If you want to keep contributing great photos to Google Maps and Google Earth, we want you to know about the other options available to you. Today, with photo upload tools in Google Maps and our Local Guides program, we are continuing to provide easy ways for you to share your photos. We also recently added a new Photos Layer to Google Earth, which includes Panoramio photos and other great community content.


To make this transition easier, we're providing several options to continue sharing photos through other services. If you choose, you can also export all your data and take it somewhere else.

1) Keep your photos in Album Archive

Because you have a Google account linked with your Panoramio account, we will automatically copy your Panoramio photos to the Google Album Archive when Panoramio is retired.

  • Copied photos will not use any of your Google storage quota.

  • If you activate Google+ on your account, then eligible images and your View Counts will be transferred into Google Maps and will be visible when you sign in to Maps and access the Contributions screen from the main menu.

2) Export your photos to a local zip file

Visit and follow the instructions there.

3) Become a Local Guide

To keep adding photos to Google Maps and engage with a growing community of photographers, join the Local Guides program. You can earn points and unlock rewards for photos submitted with a Google account when they are linked to a point of interest or business. Many of your Panoramio photos may already be counted.

If you prefer to no longer share your photos with Google Maps, you can delete your Panoramio photos or your entire account at any time.


  • You can delete your Panoramio account (and photos) immediately by logging in, opening "Settings", and clicking the "Delete your account" option. You can also navigate to this page directly by using this link.

  • If you delete any photos (or delete your entire account) before Panoramio is retired, that content will not be automatically copied to the Google Album Archive and will stop appearing in Google Maps.


Please see our Help Center article for more information and the various options you have to save, transfer, or delete your content. We’ve appreciated your contributions over the years and hope you will continue to share amazing photos with the world.


Thank you,

The Panoramio team

Source : received mail from Peoramio Team 

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othello_92 Level 1
Level 1

Re: Panoramio no longer available after January 29, 2018

The new photo layer on Google Earth does not even get close to Panoramio. 

To start with, Panoramio would just group/cluster many photos at the same spot into one symbol, which gave us not only the possibility to go through the pictures quickly, but also encounter the most-photographed spots in a region by simply zooming out the map.
The new layer seems to place the icons completely randomly! Furthermore it does not cluster the single pictures, so that you have to click on each one separately, which is time-consuming and annoying. 
Before, I could spend hours exploring the Earth and making travel plans based on what I found, now it is almost impossible to get any information out of the pictures, as most of times, they are not even well-positioned and do not show the exact place where they were taken.
Over the years I really became a pro in locating things, sights and places off the grid by help of the pictures on Panoramio, so even if it might sound pathetic, with this program, a piece of me died, too.