How to Blur Your House on Google Maps Street View

Google Maps Street View revolutionized digital exploration by allowing anyone to virtually visit places captured by Google’s cameras without leaving home. However, if you prefer not to have your house visible on Street View, you can request Google to blur it. Whether for privacy reasons or personal preference, here’s how you can do it.

Important Considerations

Before proceeding, be aware that blurring your house on Street View is a permanent action. Google will not reverse this decision once it’s made. Ensure you’re certain about this before making the request. Additionally, only request to blur your own house, as others will be unable to undo the blur on their properties if you request it on their behalf.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Find Your House on Google Maps
    • Enter your address in the search bar on Google Maps and press Enter.
    • Click on the Street View image that appears in the bottom-left menu.
    • Alternatively, click the person icon in the bottom-right corner to activate Street View, then navigate to your house.
  2. Access the Report Problem Feature
    • With your house visible in Street View, click the three dots next to your address.
    • Select “Report a problem.”
    • Alternatively, click the “Report a problem” button in the bottom-right corner of the Street View window. This will open the “Report Inappropriate Street View” form.
  3. Adjust the Blur Area
    • Use the + and – buttons to zoom in and out, and drag the map to position the blur window over your house.
    • Ensure the window size covers the area you want blurred.
  4. Select the Blur Type
    • Choose “My home” under the section asking what you want to blur.
    • Skip the “Report image quality” section.
  5. Submit Your Request
    • Enter your email address, which Google requires for this process.
    • Complete the reCAPTCHA to verify you are not a robot.

Final Steps

After submitting your request, the process timeline can vary. Google may contact you via the provided email for further information. Once approved, your house will be permanently blurred on Street View.

By following these steps, you can ensure your home remains private on Google Maps Street View.

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