Google Earth’s Timelapse feature lands in your mobile devices

After being made available on Desktop, Google Earth has finally released the Timelapse feature for its mobile users. The Timelapse feature is a zoomable imagery that allows users to witness the transition on Earth over the past 35 years.

Up until now, mobile browsers had disabled the ability to use autoplay, which was a critical element for Timelapse. However, Chrome and Firefox restored support for the same just recently which led Google to make the feature available for smartphone users immediately.
"This update adds two additional years of imagery to the time-series visualization, now spanning from 1984 to 2018, along with mobile support and visual upgrades to make exploring more accessible and intuitive.", announced Chris Herwig Geo Data Engineer, Google Earth Outreach, in a blog post.
The Earth Timelapse feature update will also integrate a new “Maps mode” that would allow users to navigate the world using Google Maps.

Google collaborated with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and TIME in 2013 for this feature.

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Explore the new Earth Timelapse, now on mobile devices

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