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Street View’s interface makes better use of the screen on Android

Google Maps is updating to improve the Street View feature. The latter can now be launched on only half of the screen to let the user see the map if they wish.

One of the most popular applications on smartphones, Google Maps regularly benefits from small and large innovations aimed at improving the lives of users. The latest change to date concerns Street View.

This option allows you to view a location using images captured in 3D. Once you switch to Street View, the entire screen is then occupied by this preview and you can navigate in it.

Street View in split screen

With the next update on Android, Google Maps could evolve somewhat. As shown in a shared screenshot on Reddit, the update allows Street View to split the screen into two parts: the upper half to display the 3D photo and the lower half for the map.

In this way you will always be able to locate yourself geographically even while using Street View. Switching to full screen is still possible thanks to a small button in the shape of a double arrow.

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