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Google Street View will disappear from the year 2023

The smartphone application will no longer receive support, while its desktop version will continue to operate normally. (Google)

Google announced that the dedicated application service of street view will no longer be available for mobile devices from March of the year 2023thus adding to hang out Y Stadia on the list of platforms that are no longer part of the applications offered by the technology company to users.

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Although the Street View service will remain active on the website of Google Mapsas in its mobile version, the application dedicated to this function will no longer have support on March 21 next yearthus marking the end of the availability of this platform eight years after it was no longer included in the devices Android by default.

According to the 9to5Google website, the reason that led to Google decision to remove support for this application was that other services, such as the maps (which already includes its own version of Street View) or the web platform of Street View Studio they were more popular and presented as better contribution tools for users.

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“The application of street view will go away and support will end on March 21, 2023. To post your own 360 video, switch to Street View Studio. To see Street View and add Photo Spheres, use Google Maps”, is the message that can be read in the notifications that are already included in the application, but are not yet available to users of the application. platform.

The Google Street View mobile app will end support in 2023. (9to5Google)
The Google Street View mobile app will end support in 2023. (9to5Google)
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Although it seems that users will not miss out on any of the functions offered by Street View, there is actually one that does not have a replacement or equivalent available elsewhere. service.

The Photo Paths are a feature of the application that consisted of uploading to Google 2D photos of routes that had not been registered in the Google application mapsso that each user could contribute to the registration of new routes more actively. With the closure of Street View, this feature will no longer be usable.

However, because there are a few months to go before the app stop receiving support, there is a possibility that Google decides to integrate it with another of its services. Otherwise, Street View Studio It will be the way that users will have to contribute to this service, although it will only admit videos in 360°.

Google Maps develops aerial and immersive views

Google indicated, during its presentation at its event Search On September in which it presented news about its services, which will be launched more than 250 aerial views of monuments recognized worldwide looking to benefit from an immersive aspect of the maps displayed in the application of Google Maps.

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Aerial view on Google Maps (Google)
Aerial view on Google Maps (Google)

This way you will go from exploring the streets of Street View to the appreciation of the aerial views of different relevant elements of different countries worldwide.

On the other hand, for the benefit of the users, a program was also integrated that will be in charge of learning the trends of the places that are shown on the screen in order to determine what they will look like the next day or at any other time several days in advance.

The technology company also indicated that those who wish to take a look inside a local, Google Maps will also allow access to them through its section of street viewwhich is integrated within the application.

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