Google to shut down Street View app on Android next year

As Google’s applications and products failed to acquire momentum, the company made the prudent decision to shut them down. The corporation is getting ready to terminate another another app at this time. It has been confirmed by Google that it would be discontinuing support for its standalone Street View app on Android. The navigational assistance provided by Google Maps will continue to include the popular street view function.

Google has announced in an announcement that the Street View mobile app would be discontinued as of March 31, 2023. To get access to the functions of the Street View mobile application, the developer strongly suggests to users that they either stop using Google Maps or download the Street View Studio application.

“The Street View App will be discontinued. The app will no longer be available, and technical support will be discontinued as of March 21, 2023. Switch over to Street View Studio if you want to post your own 360 films. Utilize Google Maps in order to access Street View and to add Photo Spheres “explained Google.

On Google Maps, users have access to practically all of the capabilities that are available in the Street View app; however, one function is unavailable. Because the firm is discontinuing support for the app altogether, the ‘Photo Paths’ function of the Street View app will likewise be discontinued in its entirety. Photo Paths were first introduced in 2016, and they made it possible for anybody with a smartphone to submit basic 2D photographs of a road or trail that was not previously captured by Street View.

For those who are unfamiliar, the Google Street View app provides a view of practically every street in the world from any angle imaginable. Users are able to explore their new trip location or any street in the globe without leaving the convenience of their own homes thanks to this software. In 2011, Google made the Street View function available in India; however, in 2016, the Indian government made the decision to prohibit its use due to security concerns.

Published at : 02 Nov 2022 10:52 AM (IST)

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