Google will be pulling the standalone Street View app from app stores in the “coming weeks” and discontinuing support for the app in March 2023, spokesperson Madison Gouveia confirmed in a statement to The Verge. 9to5Google first spotted evidence in a recent update indicating the search giant was planning to move on from the app.
The dedicated Street View app, available on both Android and iOS, lets you check out places on Google Maps with Street View and contribute 360-degree imagery, or what Google calls “photo spheres,” to help make Street View better. But you can also use Street View in the main Google Maps app and contribute 360 imagery with the Street View Studio web app. That all makes the separate app somewhat redundant, and soon, Google will be discontinuing support.
I don’t think this change means Google is pulling back from Maps in any significant way. Just a few weeks ago, the company showed off some ways it is planning to make the app more immersive, including what it calls an “Immersive View” that gives you a 3D aerial view of a specific location with details like weather and traffic.