Google Maps is an excellent app for navigation, but when it comes to Street View, some people may have reasonable apprehensions. Introduced in India last year, Street View allows you a ‘real’ look at any location on Google Maps. While it is fun to explore Street View and look at different locations across the world, some people may not want their house displayed on it out of privacy and security concerns. In this article, we show you how to blur your house or an object in Google Maps and Street View.
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Here’s how you can blur your house in Google Maps or Street View
Step 1: Open Google Maps on your web browser.
Step 2: Enter your address in the search bar and select your location.
Step 3: Drag the yellow person icon on your location to enter Street View. You will now be able to view your house on the map.
Step 4: Click the ellipses on the address box at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 5: Select ‘Report a problem’. This will open a new window on your browser.
Step 6: Drag the image so that the part you want blurred out is inside the red square.
Step 7: Select a reason for your blurring request. In this case, click on ‘My home’.
Step 8: Enter your email address and click on the captcha.
Step 9: Hit Submit.
Google will process your request after contacting you via email. You may need to give additional details to verify that the area you want blurred is your house. Once that is done, the selected area will be permanently blurred from Google Maps and Street View.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can you blur your house in Google Maps?
Google allows you to blur pictures of your house, number plate, or your face from Google Maps and Street View. Once your request has been submitted, it takes a couple of days to process before it is completely blurred out.
How do I blur my house in Google Maps?
To blur your house in Google Maps, open the location in Street View and click the ellipses on the address box. Select ‘Report a problem’, then drag the image and fit your house in the red square. Select the reason behind your request and hit submit.
Can I unblur my house on Google Maps?
Once you have made a request to blur your house on Google Maps, it cannot be unblurred.
This is how you can blur your house or an object on Google Maps and Street View. Once the location has been blurred, it cannot be unblurred. Don’t know how to use Street View? This step-by-step explainer will take you through it. Need a satellite view of a particular location? Read this article to find out how.
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