Hide Your House from Google Maps

Hide Your House from Google Maps

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Sometimes when you're browsing Google Maps, you'll notice a house is blurred out.

Are these CIA safe houses? Does someone high up in the government live there? Perhaps a powerful billionaire? Probably not. But who knows.

What I do know though is that it's very easy for you to hide your house from Google Maps, too. Here's how:

Step #1:

Open up Google Maps in your web browser and type in your address.

Step #2:

Drag the yellow Pegman from the bottom right corner of your screen over to your house.

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Step #3:

Next click the Report a Problem link on the bottom right corner of the screen.

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Step #4:

Now select My home for request blurring. And fill out some information about your house and what you want blurred.

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Submit your request and wait a few days for it to become effective.

Just remember that this is permanent. Once you blur your house, you can't unblur it.