The mapping applications include Google Maps, as the single most popular and accurate app on the market.

For both iOS and Android, this is widely used.

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On Google Maps App

Thanks to Google Maps that you can travel back in time and see how the world looked in some time of history. Google allowed people to turn the clock back in time for street view imagery and travel back in time.

  • If you are using the Google Maps application on PC or laptop via the web browser, then it is fairly simple. Go to ‘maps.google.com’.
  • At the top-left corner type, the destination that you wish to search for and you can hit “Enter” on the keyboard.
  • You have to enable Street View by clicking on the ‘Pegman’ onto the map. Here is an official article that show to go back in past.
  • As you can see, the ‘Clock’ or ‘Time’ icon stands for the time management and at the bottom; you can use the slider to go further back in time.
  • You can always exit by clicking on ‘Back Arrow’.

On Google Maps Mobile

What if you are using an Android smartphone or other mobile devices like Android tablets which are today used in billions around the world?

  • In the tab, click on ‘Android’, and you can see how to do that on an Android device.
  • All you have to do is, search for any place and drop a ‘Pin’ and tap on the ‘Place Marker’.
  • The ‘Street View’ icon is the ‘Circular or Oval Arrow’, while you can drop a pin by simply touching on the map and holding it.
  • You can also scroll down to click on the photo labeled ‘Street View’ apart from the thumbnail with the above icon.

On Google Maps iPhone

Now, if you are on the iOS devices out there, then the process is also the same. The app for iOS can be found here https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-maps-transit-food/id585027354 while you can also go to this link (https://mapstreetview.com/) on your browser.

  • The UI is similar which means you have to follow the same steps in ‘Step 2’. Go and drop a pin and enable ‘Street View’ by clicking on the ‘Oval Round Arrow’ icon.
  • To exit, you have to tap on the ‘Back Arrow’.

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This is possible only for the past that Google Maps have in their database, and not any arbitrary date and time in history.

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