Blur or remove 360 imagery & Photo Paths

Street-level collections and Photo Paths are automatically blurred to obscure identifying information like faces and license plates. For Photo Spheres, it's the photographer’s responsibility to decide which elements in their photos must be blurred to respect others’ privacy.

If Google is the photo owner, you can report a photo or request it to be blurred if it contains:


  • Google no longer supports Photo Paths. New Photo Paths can’t be published to Google Maps.
  • If Google doesn’t own the photo, the photo owner must blur the photo before it’s published. Report the photo using the instructions below if you think someone published a photo of you that violates the Maps User Contributed Content Policy.
  • After a photo is blurred and published, the blur can’t be removed from the photo.

You can change or delete Street View photos you uploaded at any time. To blur or remove photos you don't own, you must send a request.

If you're the photo owner

Blur your Photo Spheres

Use a 3rd party publishing tool or a separate imagery editor to blur your photos before you upload them to Google Maps.

Delete a Photo Sphere on Google Maps

To remove a Photo Sphere you’ve shared on Google Maps:

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu.
  3. Click Your contributions.
  4. Select Photos.
  5. Find the photo you want to delete.
  6. In the top right corner of the photo, click More More.
  7. Click Delete this photo.

Delete a street-level collection from Street View Studio

  1. In your browser, open Street View Studio.
  2. Find the video you’d like to remove.
  3. Click More More and then Delete.

If you delete something that’s used somewhere else

Photos you delete on Google Maps are also removed from:

Photos you delete aren’t automatically removed from:

  • Your phone or tablet’s gallery
  • Google Drive, if you have sync turned on
  • Google+

If you're not the photo owner

Request to blur or remove a photo

  1. Open Google Maps .
  2. Find and open the 360 photo that violates the Google Maps Image Acceptance and Privacy Policies.
  3. In the bottom right, click Report a problem.
  4. Complete the form.
  5. Click Submit.

We'll review your report as fast as we can. If you entered your email address in the form, we may contact you to get additional information or to update you on the status of your report.

Maps User Contributed Content Policy


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