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Google Maps Now Lets Users Travel Back in Time – Sort Of

Google Introduces Historical Street View for Google Maps

Google recently unveiled Historic Street View, allowing people to travel back in time and see details of where they’ve been in the past…

Google is celebrating its fifteenth year of Street View on Maps. With that comes some new features and one of which is particularly interesting and potentially fun. The tech giant recently announced it’s bringing a former web-only tool to both Android and iOS devices. It’s called Historical Street View and its namesake describes exactly what it purports to do – allow people to revisit places they’ve been.

Google Introduces Historical Street View for Google Maps

Google first introduced historic street views quite some time ago, but until now, it’s only existed on the web. The company states it’s in the process of rolling the functionality out to mobile, so not everyone will have immediate access. And, not all places will offer robust details. Google states some places won’t have relevant data, so not all locations will provide the same experience to watch changes as time goes by.

Google has also added Street View Studio, a new tool that allows users to upload their own 360-degree images in bulk. Users can preview the media before uploading it and a notification will appear once the upload is successfully completed.

“When you’re viewing Street View imagery of a place, tap anywhere on the photo to see information about the location. Then tap “See more dates” to see the historical imagery we’ve published of that place, dating back to when Street View launched in 2007. Browse each of the images to see a digital time capsule that shows how a place has changed…”

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