Google Maps Street View now lets you go back in time
Turn back the clock to as far back as 2007 and watch landmarks being constructed through the years in this new Google Street View feature.
A new feature on Google Street View lets you turn back time.
This digital time capsule feature, announced Wednesday, is only available on the desktop version of Google Maps at the moment and lets you browse through Google's huge Street View photo collection from as far back as 2007.
Besides landmarks, Google also says the feature can be used as a "digital timeline of recent history" to view reconstruction and cleanup efforts happening in Japan since the disastrous 2011 tsunami. On a more light-hearted note, you can also use it to experience the different seasons in other countries.