Using Street View
Street View in Google Maps lets you explore places through 360-degree street-level
imagery, whether you're looking at locations in your town or across the globe. With
Street View, you can check out a restaurant before going there, find beautiful places
around the world to visit on your next vacation, or check out neighborhoods when you’re
looking to move.
- To view street-level imagery in Google Maps, click and drag
Pegman to the
place you want to see. Roads with Street View imagery will appear with a blue
- You can also enter Street View by zooming in all the way, for
areas where Street View imagery is available.
To get started with Street View,
visit Google Maps.
For more information, please check out the
Google Maps User Guide.
Navigating in Street View
To rotate your view in Street View,
use the wheel in the control
panel in the top left corner
or use the left
and right arrows on your keyboard
or click and drag
with your mouse.
To walk down a street,
click on one of the
white arrows overlaid on the street
or use the up
and down arrows on your keyboard.
To jump and view a place,
the rectangular 'waffle' or circular 'pancake'
shape lying flat where your mouse is pointing.
When there is a
magnifying glass within the pancake, clicking it will zoom in on the current
To exit Street View,
click on the top right corner
or zoom out to view the map.