Street View in Google Maps web app

As expected, Google has updated its Google Maps web app to introduce the hugely popular Street View feature. That means you can now access Street View via your web browser on iOS devices — until the official Google Maps app makes its App Store debut, which is expected to happen later this year.

When Apple removed Google Maps from its iOS devices in iOS 6 — replacing the service with its own Maps app — it meant popular features like Street View and transit directions had to go. These are likely to return to iOS again later in Google’s official Google Maps app, but for now, we’ll have to make do with the web app.

Thankfully, the web app now features Street View support. To access it, simply find the location you’d like to view, then tap the little man just beneath the map.

activate Street View web app

Street View works well in landscape mode when you use mobile Safari’s new fullscreen function. It’s not quite as snappy as the desktop view, however, and you can’t zoom in to get a better look at things, unfortunately. But it should keep you going for now.

[Source: Google Maps]

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