Google will be pulling the standalone Street View app from app stores in the coming weeks and will end support for the app in March 2023, spokesperson Madison Gouveia confirmed in a statement. The edge. 9to5Google first discovered evidence in a recent update indicating that the search giant planned to move forward with the app.
The dedicated Street View app, available on both android and iOS, you can view places on Google Maps with Street View and contribute 360-degree imagery, or what Google calls “atmosphere photos,” to enhance Street View. But you can also use Street View in the main Google Maps app and contribute 360° images with the Street View Studio Web App. That makes the separate app somewhat redundant and Google will soon stop supporting it.
I don’t think this change means Google is pulling out of Maps in any significant way. Just a few weeks ago, the company showed some of the ways it plans to make the app more immersive, including what it calls an “immersive view,” which gives you a 3D aerial view of a specific location with details like weather and traffic.