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How To Use Street View on Google Maps in India: Step-by-step instructions


After more than a decade since it was initially launched in the U.S, Google Maps Street View is finally here in India. Partnered with Tech Mahindra and Genesys International which specializes in geospatial services and mapping, it is the first time Google has tethered to a local partner. Keeping everything aside, the Google Maps Street View in India has already managed to cover 1,50,000kms of mapping. Although it is majorly targeted toward 10 cities as of now, you can spot bits and pieces of Street View mapping in other parts of the country as the process is ongoing.

Google Maps is using Marazzo, Mahindra Bolero Neo, and Scorpios for mapping purposes and plans to extend to 50 cities by the end of 2022. We went through several cities to check out the new feature and it looks amazing although you have to keep in mind, that traffic is everywhere. Now that you know that Street View is available, the question is, how do you use it? Well, let’s find out everything you need to know about using Google Maps Street View in India.

How to use Street View on Google Maps on Android and iOS?

Step #1: Launch Google Maps as you usually would.
Step #2: Search for a place of interest or anywhere at all assuming that you are visiting cities that are covered by Google Maps as of now. You will find a list of cities where Google Maps Street View is available below.

Street View on Google Maps

Step #3: Tap or drop a pin on any place and you will get all the details about the place including photos and so on.

Street View on Google Maps
Step #4: You will spot a thumbnail just above the information card labeled “Street View”. If not labeled, it will have a ‘360° arrow’, click on it.
Step #5: Bingo, now you are using Street View on Google Maps and you are free to roam wherever Street View is available.

Street View on Google Maps
Step #6: Click on arrows on the screen to move forward and backwards in direction.

How to Use Street View Layer in Google Maps on Android and iOS?

Step #1: Launch the Google Maps app on your phone.
Step #2: Find the place where you want to access Street View. Let’s say I want to view the area around Gateway of India, Mumbai.

Street View on Google Maps
Step #3: Next, tap on the ‘Layers’ icon on the top-right corner which reveals several layers such as Traffic, Transmit, Street View, etc.

Street View on Google Maps
Step #4: Tap on “Street View” and Google Maps will show you exactly where the Street View is available in Blue color.

Street View on Google Maps
Step #5: Zoom in to fine-tune the search where Google Maps has drawn blue-colored lines to show which roads are covered exactly. Tap on any road that you want to enter the Street View with.

Street View on Google Maps
Step #6: Google Maps will automatically enter a split screen view giving you information on the street view as well as where you are heading in a map view. You can check out the example in the image below.

Street View on Google Maps
Step #7: Finally, tap on the full-screen option on the street view, and voila, you have entered a full-screen street view on Google Maps.

Street View on Google Maps

List of Cities Street View on Google Maps is Available

1. Delhi
2. Mumbai
3. Bengaluru
4. Chennai
5. Pune
6. Nashik
7. Hyderabad
8. Vadodara
9. Amritsar
10. Ahmedabad

Wrapping Up

There’s no doubt that the majority of Google Maps users have explored Street View options in other countries only to wait for its arrival in India. Now that the feature is available and ever-expanding, you will be able to explore a lot of India not just through images or videos but as if you are walking down the streets. No doubt Google will keep on improving its Street View in India in future iterations. Follow the instructions mentioned above to know exactly how you can navigate through the new Street View in Google Maps.

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