How To Remove Your House From Google Street View

07/07/2014 02:22 pm ET | Updated Jul 08, 2014
  • Alexis Kleinman Deputy Managing Editor Of Impact & Innovation, The Huffington Post

Stars like Paul McCartney and Jimmy Page are asking Google to blur out their houses on Street View, but that's not a feature exclusive to celebrities. You can do it, too. Celebrities -- they're just like us!

There's not a whole lot of privacy to go around nowadays, so it's a good idea to take advantage of any opportunity for anonymity you can find. It's actually pretty easy to ask Google to blur out your house from Street View. Here's how:

Find your house on Street View by searching for your address on Google Maps. We used Google's NYC office for this example.

google street view blur

Then you'll need to drop the little Street View man onto the street in front of your house to get into Street View. After that, click "Report a problem" on the bottom right of the screen.

google street view blur

When you do that, you'll see the following page:

google street view blur

On that page, say that you want your house blurred, provide your email address, type in the CAPTCHA and press submit. Hopefully Google will comply with your request, and you'll be one step closer to going off the grid.

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