You can now travel back in time with Google Maps for Android: this way you can see what a place was like years ago

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Google Maps Street View already allows you to see more dates
you can now travel back in time with google maps

Last May street view turned 15, and to celebrate Google Maps announced that we would be able to travel in time to see what a street or place was like in the past from the application itself, without having to resort to its desktop website.

Well, after three months of waiting google maps time machine It is now available for all Android users. As we will see below, it is that simple and fast to travel in time to see what a site was like years ago thanks to the magic of street view.

So you can see what a place was like years ago

For more than 15 years, cars from google street view They have not stopped photographing our streets and highways, which now allows us to access the spherical photographs of previous years from our mobile to go back in time and remember what it was like or what was on our street in the past.

Travel back in time with Google Maps for Android It is very simple. To do this we just have to follow these simple steps:

  • Click on the site or long press on the area you want to see until its Street View tab and thumbnail appears.
  • Click on the street view thumbnail
  • Once inside Street View, click on “See more dates”.
  • Go by clicking on the dates to see in full screen what that site was like in that year.
Google Maps Street View already allows you to see more dates

In the carousel of dates of the Google Maps time machine we will see the month and year in which the Google Street Maps car passed on said street. Using the dates or double taps on the screen, we can navigate and explore its streets to see what it was like in that year. We can also share a link with our contacts so they can see what that site was like in a given year.

As expected, not all the streets in Google Street View have photos from every year, and from 15 years ago, so we have to make do with the list of years that appear from the application.

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