I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wondered why Street View hasn’t been incorporated well in the Google Maps mobile app.  It’s a useful feature.  Historically, we’ve had to download a separate Street View app that worked in conjunction with Maps.  Google has since unified them.

Now its taken a step forward with regard to accessibility, making sure we’re aware the feature is there.  Via the Maps Google+ page, Google has let us know that the Street View functionality now pops up on our location searches.


[blockquote author=”Google Maps team”]Take a look at your destination before you start navigating. Just tap the Street View thumbnail in #GoogleMaps for Android.[/blockquote]

When you pinpoint a location, a Street View preview thumbnail shows up towards the bottom left corner.  You can’t miss it.  Touch it to view the street and take a digital stroll.

Just make sure that you’re on the latest version of Maps.

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Source: Google Maps on Google+

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  1. I haven’t had that old (2012 last updated) Street View installed in ages, street views have been available within the Google Maps Android app for a long time.

    • Not sure when exactly you didn’t need to have the Street View app installed anymore…anyhow, the news was that Google improved the accessibility for it in the Maps app, so I changed the wording to avoid confusion.

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