Protect your home from prying eyes by asking Google to blur it with its virtual navigation service.
The Street View feature was launched in 2007 by Google to allow Google Maps users to navigate virtually and 360° on public roads. The Street View function first officially landed on French soil in 2008. Since then, Google has continued to circulate its cars on the roads of France in order to immortalize first the large cities before expanding to the entire territory.
Over the years, the Mountain View company has never stopped updating its image library, which also allows it to offer users a real-time travel experience. Street Views are actually logged by the platform, allowing you to, for example, explore certain locations as they were 15 years ago.
As convenient as it is, Street View can nevertheless be intrusive: anyone with your address can virtually visit your street to get an idea of where you live. If this bothers you, it is quite possible to ask Google to blur your home in Google Street View.
1. Go to your address
Open your favorite web browser, go to Google Maps, and then enter your home address in the search field.
2. Show off your home
Then click on the view Street viewat the top left of the window, or drag and drop the icon representing a man (bottom right of the window) onto the map where your home is located.
3. Report a problem
When your home is fully visible, click settings button represented by three small dots present on the box where your address is written and choose to to report a problem.
4. Ask to have your house blurred
A new page should then open with an overview of your home in Street View and a red frame. Adjust the image position and zoom level so that your house fits perfectly into the frame.
At the line Request a blurchoose My home. Then fill in Your e-mail address on the field designated for this purpose and validate the captcha attach. Finally, click the button Send to register your request. The process of blurring your house in Google Street View has begun. However, please note that Google may contact you to ask you for additional information regarding your request.