On Twitter, Google announced that Google Maps on desktop will no show a flat map.  Rather, the world will be displayed as a globe.

Originally, when zoomed out on Google Maps, you would see the map as a flat map.  But now, when you zoom out, Google shows the map as being spherical, allowing you to spin it around and interact with it in the globe’s true form.

Here is what it used to look like:

You can give it a try yourself by visiting www.google.com/maps.

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