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How to Blur Your House on Google Street View (and why you should) (September 16, 2020)

Google Street View can be intrusive, especially if you had all your windows open when the Google recording vehicle drove by your house. Of course, other people were thrilled that Google Street View preserved them for posterity sitting on their front porch or working in their yard.

Before you decide to replace the image of your house with a blur on Google Street View, you should be aware that Google says this is “permanent.” So, if you are going to be placing your house on the market in the near future, this sounds like a poor idea. (I wonder if Google Street View Blurred will become a real estate sales required disclosure some day.)

But lawyers deal with many different types of people, including some who have had issues with stalkers and some who want to do everything possible to protect their privacy. So, if someone inquires, Mashable’s How to blur your house on Google Street View (and why you should) gives you all of the details on this apparently simple process. The image will still likely be on Zillow and other areas online, but this gets the image removed from where it will most likely be seen.