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These instructions are for older versions of Google Earth. Get help with the new Google Earth.

See places in Street View

Zoom in on streets around the world to see images of buildings, cars, and other scenery.

Find a street

You can find a street in Earth two ways:

  • Search for a specific street or address
  • Zoom in on the map

Explore the area

You can navigate and rotate your view while in Street View mode.


Open Street View

  1. Zoom in on a location until you see Pegman  in the top right, below the compass.
  2. Drag and drop Pegman where you want to explore.

There are several ways to change your view:

  • Double-click an area of the image with your mouse.
  • Left-click and hold. Then, move to the right or left. In some places, you can drag the image down to look skyward.
  • Use the right and left keyboard arrows.
  • Use the scroll wheel of your mouse.
  • In the top right, on the compass, click the the + and - buttons or use the slider to zoom in and out.
Mobile devices

If you’re running Google Earth versions 7.1 and above, you can see Street View on your phone.

See Street View imagery

  1. To zoom in, place two fingers on the screen and move them apart or double-tap the screen.
  2. Zoom in on a location until you see Pegman  in the top right, below the compass.
  3. Touch and hold Pegman . Then, drag Pegman to a place on the map.
  4. Google Earth will show you Street View imagery in that place.

Exit Street View

In the top right corner of the map, click Exit Street View.

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