Treat your wanderlust with this Updated Google Earth

Gwen Vasquez
April 20, 2017

Google Earth is also highlighting around 20,000 lesser-known destinations - the kinds of places locals might frequent or know about.

If you love exploring the world from the comfort of your own home, Google has a real treat in store for you as it has just overhauled its Google Earth online service. One can share a Postcard of the exact view on Google Earth, on clicking the link, the recipients can jump to where the user is was virtually standing.

The redesigned version of Google Earth is available today for Chrome browser and Android. Besides, you can also click on the die icon in the left sidebar to let Google Earth fly you to a random location on the planet.

The new Voyager feature upgrades the digital planetary exploration experience by offering curated adventures that revolve around certain themes.

Voyager was created through a partnership with several organizations like the BBC and NASA to create guided tours to the world's incredible places. You could use the button to view other iconic areas as well, such as the Big Ben or Statute of Liberty.

The revamped version of Google Earth is finally here. Internet users can now explore jungle and intricacies of hidden cities better than before, and all in 3D form.

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Other than the regular version of Google Earth, Earth VR is also getting a much-needed update. The exploration tool now shows all locations featured on it in 3D, giving you a attractive and unique 360 degree view.

The directions widget offers a step by step direction to you even when your phone is on the lock screen mode. Google says they're introducing something called Voyager which will bring "a showcase of interactive guided tours" to users.

Mount Eden as Google Earth sees it.

Up first is browser support: you no longer need a dedicated desktop or mobile app to view Google Earth as it now loads in Chrome with all its bells and whistles. There's also a new 3D button that will allow users to explore new places in 3D instead of the archaic flat satellite imagery.

Google Earth is now available only on Android and Chrome, but it's also going to roll out on iOS and other browsers in the near future. The Android app has been updated too (iOS is coming soon).

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