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Original Air Date: May 17, 2017



Time Travel in Street Views


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One of the best things about Google Maps is that it allows you to pop into a "Street View" of just about any street that their mapping vehicles have been on.

Google’s "Street View" Cars have been roaming and recording our streets since 2007, but in 2014 a new feature was added that many of you still may not know about.

After you grab the peg-man & drop him on your street, the initial images you will have are the most recent.

But did you know that you could travel back in time for the same street view by simply clicking on the small clock icon just under the address in the upper left-corner of the window?

In general, you will see dots on the timeline for each time that the view was captured going back to 2008.

You can not only see the current view from a previous year, you can also move around and see the rest of the street images from that year.

It is the closest thing to time travel we have available!

Go traveling for yourself at https://maps.google.com

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