Google Maps

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.

Getting Started

Dragging Pegman in Google Maps
  • To view street-level imagery in Google Maps, click and drag PegmanPegman to the place you want to see. Roads with Street View imagery will appear with a blue border.
  • 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

Street View control panel


To rotate your view in Street View,
  • Control paneluse the wheel in the control panel in the top left corner
  • Keyboard arrowsor use the left and right arrows on your keyboard
  • Computer mouseor click and drag with your mouse.
White arrows overlaid on Street View


To walk down a street,
  • Street View arrowsclick on one of the white arrows overlaid on the street
  • Keyboard arrowsor use the up and down arrows on your keyboard.
Pancake shapes on Street View


To jump and view a place,
  • Street View pancake shapeclick on the rectangular 'waffle' or circular 'pancake' shape lying flat where your mouse is pointing.
  • Magnifying glassWhen there is a magnifying glass within the pancake, clicking it will zoom in on the current image.
Exit box on Street View


To exit Street View,
  • Exit cross on Street Viewclick Exit cross on the top right corner
  • Zoom out in Street View control panelor zoom out to view the map.