Google’s new update to Street View allows to go back in time

How has Singapore changed? This new version of Street View will allow you to play time traveller and go back in time

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Google’s new Street View is no time turner a la the Harry Potter series, but it does allow you to check out how a place has changed over the years.

Having gathered historical imagery from past Street View collections dating all the way back to 2007 for its desktop version, users can click on a clock icon in the upper left-hand portion of a Street View image, and move the slider through time to select a thumbnail and see what used to stand in its place a few seasons ago.

That being said, the ability to look at historical imagery has always been available on Google Earth, a virtual map programme.

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Elaine Huang

Elaine is a fervent believer that if there ever is a zombie apocalypse, we will all be snapping away at them with our phones and posting them onto Instagram. A Mass Communication graduate of Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Film and Media Studies, she enjoys writing about technology and entrepreneurs. When not hashtagging her way through all sorts of trouble, Elaine is probably contemplating how to write in the third person.

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