How to remove picture of your house from google maps

How to remove picture of your house from google maps

If you've ever come across a Street View car in real life, you likely cringed as it passed you hoping you'd pop up on Google Maps. Or maybe you turned your back on him and tried to avoid him altogether. Depending on how much you value privacy, you may feel uncomfortable if other people can see you while using Street View, even if your face is blurry. The same can apply to your home's public visibility online, as Google's car takes pictures automatically to feed the service.

There's an easy way to obscure your home in Street View and prevent prying eyes from seeing it on Google Maps. The process works on mobile and desktop devices and only takes a few minutes.

How to remove picture of your house from google maps

How to obscure your home with your Android phone or tablet

To ask Google to blur your home from your Android device, all you need is the Google Maps app and a minute. You don't need to send any documents or log into your account.

  1. open that Google Maps App on your android phone to tablet.
  2. Search for your home address in the top bar. If you’ve already saved it, you still have to look it up manually and can’t tap the home button.
  3. Tap the street view Square in the lower left corner where you will see a picture of your house or the street.
  4. Tap the ⋮ Overflow Menu in the top right corner.
  5. Beat To report a problem.
  6. Adjust the red square to fit around your house.
  7. Choose my home under the Request Blur Section.
  8. Briefly explain which house is to be defaced and includes additional details. Be as specific as possible so the Google team can understand your request.
  9. Enter your email address and confirm the reCaptcha before tapping the blue one Submit Button.
  10. This will send a request to Google asking you to blur your house in Street View. Existing images on the web may still show your house, but it will be difficult for people to see what it looks like.

How to remove picture of your house from google maps

How to obscure your home with your computer

It's also easy to edit your home from your computer, regardless of operating system. There is also no need to log into your account to complete the process. All you need is a web browser.

  1. Open Google Maps on your computer using your preferred web browser.
  2. Look up your home address Use the search bar in the top left corner.
  3. Drag and drop the orange person from the bottom right corner to your house location on the map. You should aim for the street that Google Maps highlights in blue.
  4. Once you see the picture of the street or your house, click ⋮ Overflow Menu in the top left corner next to your home address.
  5. click To report a problem.
  6. Adjust the red square to fit around your house.
  7. Choose my home under the Request Blur Section.
  8. Briefly explain which house is to be defaced and includes additional details. Be as specific as possible so the Google team can understand your request.
  9. Enter your email address, fill out the reCaptcha and tap the blue one Submit Button.
  10. This will send a request to Google to blur your house in Street View. Existing images on the internet may still show your house, but it will be difficult for people to see what your house looks like.

Regardless of which method you use, the process will make your home appear blurry in Street View. Once out of focus, there is no way to cancel the operation and make it go out of focus. So be careful what you do.

Also, Google will not blur the satellite image of your home, as it is provided by a third party. You can contact them, but there's no standard process for doing so, and you'll have to wait for Google to update your details for your property to be removed.

Maintain your privacy online
With these simple steps, you can ensure that unwanted persons do not search your home. That doesn't mean you're completely immune to someone seeing what your home looks like, but it does help you maintain some privacy. In addition, you can also control what information Google can access by deleting your location history, thereby preventing you from being tracked.

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