In the coming months, the Location History setting name will change to Timeline. If Location History is turned on for your account, you may find Timeline in your app and account settings.

Use Street View in Google Maps

You can explore world landmarks and natural wonders, and experience places like museums, arenas, restaurants, and small businesses with Street View. You can use Street View in Google Maps and the Street View gallery.

Discover where Street View is available.

Get to Street View in Google Maps

To access 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 photo with a Street View icon 360 photo.
  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 Pegman.
  3. Drag Pegman to the area you want to explore.
  4. Unclick to drop Pegman on a blue line, blue dot, or orange dot on the map.
  5. 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."

Find street-level imagery from other dates

You can find street-level imagery taken at different times from the Street View archives and other contributors. For example, you can explore how your neighborhood has changed over time.

  1. Drag Pegman onto the map.
  2. Click See more dates.
  3. At the bottom, scroll through the thumbnail gallery to go further back in time.
  4. To exit Street View, go to the top left and click Back Back.

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

Explore Street View

  • To move around, point your cursor in the direction you want to go. Your cursor becomes an arrow that shows which direction you're moving.
  • To find where you might go next, locate the X. Click once to travel to the X.
  • To explore, drag your mouse around. 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.

Preview directions in Street View

Important: To get directions in Street View, click Directions Directions. Then,enter starting and ending destinations.

  1. On your computer, under the route you want, click Details.
  2. To get more detailed directions, click Expand Expand.
  3. Point to a step in the directions. If Street View is available, you get a preview photo.
  4. To get Street View for the step that you want, click the photo.
    • To get Street View for other steps in the route, in the bottom-left box, click Previous step or Next step.
    • To exit the preview, at the top right, click Close Close.

Report a Street View issue

To report an image that should be censored or can be found offensive:
  1. Locate the image.
  2. Click More More and then Report a problem.
  3. Select the issue and click Submit.
  4. We'll review your report promptly.

Report outdated Satellite or Street View imagery

If you want to report outdated imagery to our team, fill out the request information on this form. Your feedback guides us to determine where imagery updates are most important. Keep in mind that Google can't commit to a specific timeline for updates.

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