This wikiHow teaches you how to switch to the Street View mode and see photos of a selected location on Google Maps, using Android.
1. Open Google Maps.
2. Tap the EXPLORE tab.
3. Tap and hold a location on the map.
4. Tap the Street View image preview on the bottom-left.
- Open the Google Maps app on your Android. The Maps app looks like a red location pin on a tiny map icon. You can find it on your Apps menu.
- Tap the tab. This button looks like a gray location pin at the bottom of your screen.
- Find the location you want to see on the map. You can tap your screen and drag the map, or pinch in and pinch with two fingers to zoom in and zoom out.
- Alternatively, you can use the search bar to find a location or coordinate. It reads “Search here” at the top of your screen.
- Tap and hold a location on the map. This will drop a red pin on the selected location. You will see a preview of this location’s Street View image in the lower-left corner of your map.
- Tap the Street View preview. A preview image shows up in the lower-left corner when you drop a location pin. Tapping it will switch you to the Street View in full-screen.
- Tap and drag your screen to see your surroundings. Street View offers a 360-degree view of your selected location.
- Swipe up and swipe down on blue road lines. You can travel and walk around in Street View. If a road or street is marked with a blue line on the ground, swiping on the blue line will allow you to walk down the street.