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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