Did you know that you can blur out your home on Google Street View?

Google street view blurred homes
(Image credit: Google)

Have you ever felt uncomfortable with the fact that your home is on Google Street View and pretty much anyone can view it? If so, then you might be happy to know that there's actually a solution to fix that. You can completely blur out your home on Google Street View by reporting it to Google. 

Google already automatically blurs out a lot of the imagery that it records, including data such as vehicle number plates, people's faces and any kind of violence that may have been incidentally captured. A great deal of this is done via AI systems in order to make things easier. However, Google also allows users to make manual requests if anything has been missed. 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!