Google Street View is a feature of Google Maps that allows users to view and explore street-level imagery of various locations around the world. The service was first introduced in 2007 and has since expanded to cover millions of streets in hundreds of cities and towns across dozens of countries.
Google Street View has many uses, such as allowing people to explore new places, plan trips, and find directions. It can also be used for business purposes, such as by real estate agents to showcase properties and by retailers to promote their stores. Additionally, it is a powerful tool for researchers, urban planners, and other professionals to study the environment.
In this article, we will tell you how you can use the Google Street view facility with Google Maps:
Users must remember to use the ‘Street Layer’ view in Google Maps, on any device.
Use Street View in Google Maps on smartphones:
On Android devices
Open the Google Maps app on your Android device.
Touch and hold the place where you want to drop a ‘pin’.
At the bottom of your screen, tap on the name of the place you want to view.
Scroll and select the picture, which has a “Street View” label.
When you are done viewing the place, you can go back to the home screen by tapping on tap ‘Back’.
On Apple devices:
On Apple devices:
Open ‘Google Maps’ on your Apple device.
Search for a place or drop a pin on the map by touch and hold on the map, and drop the pin by moving your finger away.
At the bottom of the screen, type the name of the place you want a street view of.
When you are done exploring, tap/click the back button ().
Here’s how you can see Street View photos on the desktop
Open Google Maps on your desktop, (https://www.google.com/maps).
Search for the place you want a ‘street view’ of, or drop a ‘pin’ by tapping on the map.
Click on the 360 view button,
When you are done exploring the place, you can head back to the home screen by pressing the ‘’ button.
‘Pegman’ is the little figure that appears in Google Maps when you’re using the Street View feature. You can use Pegman to explore different parts of the world and see detailed, panoramic images of streets, buildings, and other landmarks.
How to use a ‘Pegman’ in Google Maps:
Open Google Maps on your desktop.
Drag the ‘Pegman’ to the place where you want to look at the street view.
Drop the ‘Pegman’ by releasing the click, on any blue line or dot and orange dots.
You can head back to the main screen by clicking on the back button.
Using Google street view on Apple devices:
Open Google Maps.
Tap/click on the layers icon, and select ‘Street View’ from the drop-down menu.
The blue lines indicate which places are eligible for ‘street view’.Tap on any blue line to enter Street View.
Why was the street view app removed from the app stores?
As Google has already integrated street view into Google Maps itself, there is no need for the company to release a standalone app. Thus, the street view app is no longer available on Google Play and the Apple app store. The users, who already have an app on their devices, can use it until March 2023.
There are a few reasons why some people might consider Google Street View to be unsafe. One reason is that it can potentially be used to invade people’s privacy. For example, Street View images can show the exterior of people’s homes and businesses, as well as their cars and personal belongings, which some people may find to be an invasion of their privacy. However, Street View can be very useful at times if it is used ethically.