Google Maps for Android has a handy feature: you can now use Street View in split screen, so that you keep the map in view at the same time. This makes navigation a lot easier. We show you how it works.
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Street View Google Maps can now be used in split screen
Street View is a very useful feature in Google Maps, but it was always quite annoying that you couldn’t get the street view in view at the same time as the map. Fortunately, that has now changed. Google Maps has a split screen after a recent update. As a result, you get to see the map and Street View at the same time. That navigates a lot easier. That is how it works.
- Open Google Maps;
- Place a pin on the street you want to view;
- Tap the ‘Street View’ square with the rotating arrow
- Street View now opens at the top, while you see the map with your position at the bottom. The arrow indicates in which direction you are walking.
If you search in a specific place, such as Madame Tussauds, the new function works slightly differently. Street View then takes up the entire screen as before. If you prefer to use split screen, just tap the pointing arrows at the bottom right. You will then see the map and the street scene below each other.
Maps is undergoing considerable renovation
Split screen for Street View isn’t the only new feature in Google Maps. The search giant has been renovating the maps app considerably over the past year. Google Maps, for example, is slowly becoming a social network that allows you to track where your friends and family are.
In addition, the maps in Google Maps are getting more and more details. This is useful in nature reserves, for example. You can see much better where there is only light afforestation and where the trees literally grow against each other.
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