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Use Street View in Google Maps

With Street View, explore world landmarks, see natural wonders, and step inside places such as museums, arenas, restaurants, or small businesses. You can use Street View in Google Maps, the Street View gallery, or the Street View app.

Note: Street View images aren’t available everywhere. See where Street View is available.

Get to Street View in Google Maps

Here’s how you can see Street View photos:

  • Search for a place or address in Google Maps.
  • Drag Pegman to a place on the map.
  • Search for a place or address in Google search.
Search for a place or address in Google Maps
  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Search for a place or click a place marker on the map.
  3. On the left, select the select the photo with a Street View icon .
  4. When you’re done, go to the top left and click Back Back.
Use Pegman
  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. In the bottom right, click Pegman . Then, drag Pegman to the area you want to explore.
  3. Unclick to drop Pegman on a blue line, blue dot, or orange dot on the map.
  4. When you’re done, go to the top left and click Back Back.
Use Google Search
  1. Open Google search.
  2. Search for a place or address.
  3. Click the photo labeled "See outside."

See street-level imagery from the past

You can see old street-level imagery from the Street View's archives in the full version of Google Maps. For example, see how your neighborhood has changed over time.

  1. Drag Pegman onto the map.
  2. Click Time .
  3. At the bottom, use the slider to go further back in time.
  4. To exit Street View, go to the top left and click Back Back.

Note: Historic imagery might not be available for every place that has Street View.

Explore Street View

  • To move around, hover your cursor in the direction you want to go. Your cursor becomes an arrow that shows which direction you're moving.
  • To see where you might go next, look for the X. Click once to travel to the X.
  • To look around, click and drag your mouse. You can also use the arrows to the left and right of the compass.
  • To zoom in or out, scroll with your mouse or two-finger zoom with a touchpad. You can also use + and -below the compass.
  • To position your Street View north, go to the bottom right and click the compass.
  • To jump between streets, go to the "Back to Map" window in the bottom left and click the blue highlighted routes.

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