Securing Privacy: How to Blur your House on Google Maps

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How To Blur Your House on Google Maps: A Simple Guide

Hello, this is Tracy from! Today, we’ll break down the steps on how to blur your house on Google Maps to maintain your privacy.

Step-by-Step GUIDE:

Step 1: Open Google Maps

First, navigate to Google Maps and type in your home address. Make a clear screenshot of the image you want to blur. Ensure you can clearly see the details that need to be blurred out.

Step 2: Navigate to the Google Street View feature

Now, scroll down and click on the small yellow icon on the bottom right, shaped like a person (Pegman). Drag this icon onto the map precisely at your house location to enter the Google Street View mode.

Step 3: Verify the Image

Once in Street View, verify it’s the correct house or area you want to mask. Now, go to Report a Problem found on the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 4: Request blurring

Next, you’ll need to request the blurring. In the Request blurring section, choose My home. After that, you’ll have to provide more details, like your address and why you want to blur your house image. Remember, once Google blurs the image, it’s a permanent change.

Step 5: Submit the request

Once you’re satisfied with the information provided, click Submit. Google will review the request, and if approved, will blur the image of your house on Google Maps.

It’s crucial to understand that this process won’t happen overnight. It may take a few days, or even weeks, for Google to review and process the request.


As you can see, blurring your house on Google Maps is a simple process that can provide a big boost to maintaining your privacy. Do reach out to me if you have any questions or need further assistance. You can contact me at

Let’s continue making tech less intimidating, one guide at a time!

Stay safe,



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