google mapsGoogle has finally updated the Street View feature in Google Maps so that your finger won’t get sore clicking the mouse!

Street View, the feature that allows you to see addresses in Google Maps from street level, has always been useful, but a bit cumbersome to use.  When you wanted to move down the street you had to click arrow after arrow until your finger was sore.  Well, now thanks to new navigation items they are referring to as “pancakes”, you can zoom all over the map in a fraction of the time it used to take you.

All you need to do is point your cursor further down the map and you will see a circle, or “pancake” as Google is calling it.  Double-click on that circle and the map automatically will zoom you to that location. If you want to look at something on a building, look for the square cursor and again double-click to go there.

So far this only works on the Web version of Google Maps, and not in Google Earth. It’s a definite first step to improving the product, though! You can watch the full explanation video below to quickly pick up on how it works.

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