How to Zoom in on Google Earth


You can roam the world without leaving your home. With Google Earth, you can navigate your way through the streets of Paris right from your mobile device or on your computer. You can zoom in and out to see different perspectives of the places you see. It’s easy!

Part 1
Using a Computer

Using a Computer on How to Zoom in on Google Earth

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Open the Google Earth program installed on your computer. Once launched, you will see a beautiful 3-D rendition of our world.

Using a Computer on How to Zoom in on Google Earth

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Use the search box on the upper left corner and enter the place you want to view. Click the Search button beside the search field to continue. Just like in Google Maps, Google Earth will bring you to the location you’ve entered.

Using a Computer on How to Zoom in on Google Earth

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At first glance, you may not see the navigation area on the right of the map. Hover over it and it will appear clearly. You will see some navigation buttons to help you move around the map.

Using a Computer on How to Zoom in on Google Earth

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There’s also a vertical navigation bar there. Click the plus button at the top of the bar to zoom in. Click the minus button at the bottom to zoom out. You can also click and drag the scroll bar up to zoom in. The map will immediately adjust as you zoom.

Part 2
Using the Google Earth Mobile App

Using the Google Earth Mobile App on How to Zoom in on Google Earth

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Look for the Google Earth app on your mobile device and tap on it. The app icon has a blue sphere with white lines on it. Once the app has opened, you will see a beautiful 3-D rendition of our world.

Using the Google Earth Mobile App on How to Zoom in on Google Earth

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Use the search field on the upper right corner and enter the place you want to view. Tap the Search button on your keypad to proceed. Just like in Google Maps, Google Earth will bring you to the location you’ve entered.

Using the Google Earth Mobile App on How to Zoom in on Google Earth

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Since you can touch your screen, your fingers will act as your navigation tools. Use two fingers to touch two points on the map, and then move them away from each other. This will expand the map and zoom in on the point you’ve chosen. The map will immediately adjust as you zoom. Sliding your fingers toward each other will zoom out.