Google Maps hides one of the best Android easter eggs, but it won't last long - Teknogue 24

Google Maps hides one of the best Android easter eggs, but it won’t last long


Google Maps celebrates the 15th anniversary of Google Maps with an easter egg that you can easily activate. We tell you how to find it.

Google Maps This 2022 celebrates the 15th anniversary of the birth of Street View, the panoramic image service of the planet that allows us to see any point at street level. For the celebration to be big, Google has hidden an easter egg in the Maps app for mobile. If you often use the service to find directions to a route, it is very possible that you have already found this secret.

Specifically, this easter egg consists of being able to use the street view car icon as the navigation arrow. The trick doesn’t change the way Google Maps works, but it does serve to slightly customize the application and leave aside the traditional arrow icon. We already know that this is part of the celebration of that 15th anniversary, so won’t be around forever. We tell you step by step how to find this easter egg.

So you can “travel” with the Street View car on Google Maps

Google Maps on an Android mobile

Google Maps hides a very special easter egg.

It has been 15 years since Google launched Street View, the service that travels the world to record it in panoramic images and then allows users know the appearance of any zone as if they were there. These 15 years have given for many, as evidenced by the figures offered by the company. For example, we know that has already captured more than 16 million kilometers.

To celebrate this event, Google has hidden a very special easter egg on Google Maps that you can easily find if you use your application to make a route by car. And it is that, instead of the usual navigation arrow that appears on the screen while you follow the route, you can make the icon the street view car itself. This is how you can do it:

  1. Open Google Maps on your mobile.
  2. Find the destination point you want to go to.
  3. Tap on the “Get directions” button for Maps to find the route.
  4. In the transport vehicle options, play in the car.
  5. At the bottom right of the “Start” button, you’ll see a icon with street view car. Tap on it.
  6. In the small window that appears, tap on “Go” to start navigation and the icon is the popular Street View car.

Google Maps hides one of the best Android easter eggs, but it won't last long

It’s that simple to find this easter egg created by Google to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of Street View. Without a doubt, the car used by the platform to collect images on the streets of the whole world is one of the most popular icons of this service. Indeed, on the street view website you may check the next destinations of the car in your country.

Be careful, we are not surprised by this customization option in Google Maps, since it was already possible change the navigation arrow to a car. If you click on the arrow itself during a started route, you can choose between a red passenger car, a yellow family car or a green van. Now, and for an indefinite period of time, you can also choose the Street View car.

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