Google Maps’ historical Street View imagery is now available on mobile devices
Google Maps Street View feature is getting a few updates to commemorate the service’s 15th anniversary, according to the search giant. The first is a new feature that will display historical Street View imagery on your phone in its iOS and Android apps. The second is a new, more portable camera that Google thinks will make future Street View imagery capture easier.
Since 2014, the desktop version of Google Maps has allowed users to use Street View to view how a location has changed over time. However, the iOS and Android apps for the service will now have the same capability. To see historical imagery for a site, tap anywhere on the screen when in Street View mode, then pick “see more dates.” Google boasts that the function will show imagery dating back to Street View’s inception in 2007 in regions where it is available.