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Street View how to change default 'Currently Shown' image

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Hi,

 

For my business Fairy Chimneys Travel, the Street View image that is displayed is from July 2013.  If I click into maps and Street View the image timeline shows an option to select an image from August 2014.  The image from August 2014 is much better than the older July 2013 image -  is there a way to make the newer image the 'Currently Shown' image?

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Hi @Travis L

 

Very good question, that i don't know about. I'll try and find out.

 

What you can do, to get better street view images displayed, is to take some photos on your mobile phone, then publish onto your google+ profile or onto the business via Maps app.

 

It needs to be done via mobile, because it embeds geo coordinates, this tends to get picked up very quickly.

 

I'll try and find out if the street view for 2014 can be selected.



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Thanks Tim for the tip about our own photos. Since google already have a good photo, and it's the most recent photo, it would be great to know how to get google to display it! It seems very weird that the street view doesn't default to the most recent image - shops and signs are often changing.

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Hi @Travis L

 

I have just heard that the issue / question has been filed with the team.

 

Will let you know when we get an answer



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hi do you have any updates on this i have the same problem

Street View how to change default 'Currently Shown' image

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Nah, never found out how to select between existing images