I can share a link to Google Maps with someone so that they can view the location from above:


And it looks like this:

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Now, they could manually click on "Enable glove view":

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And they would not only see a satellite image from above, but a 3D model of the map that, depending on the location, may even include 3D models of the houses, trees, etc.:

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Is there any way I could create a link so that, when visited, the visitor would directly see the 3D view of the map instead of the satellite image?

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You would need to first click on the 3D option just above the global view.

You can then copy the link, which has now become


Notice the change from ...-8.7751829,46m/... to ...-8.7751829,51a,35y,39.61t/...

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EDIT (following OP's comment)

Unfortunately you cannot force the users' browser to show on 3D.
They have to choose it themselves

That is the reason why it does not work on your incognito/other browser.

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    The URL does change, but the link does not seem to always work. In example: try to open it in an incognito window, or in a different browser.
    – Peque
    Commented Oct 26, 2020 at 12:08
  • Please see the edited answer. As for your question "How can I share a link to Google Maps with 3D view enabled?", I believe it is answered. If you want you could accept it or even upvote it so others can benefit as well. Commented Oct 26, 2020 at 19:13
  • Thank you for taking the time to accept :) Commented Oct 26, 2020 at 19:22
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    Thanks to you, for taking the time to answer. :-)
    – Peque
    Commented Oct 26, 2020 at 19:23
  • Based on the solution of marikamitsos I tried to force with the following link and for me it works: google.com/maps/@42.2135127,-8.7751829,51a,35y,39.61t/… . I guess the problem is that in private mode and other browsers the 3D mode is even available?
    – rokdd
    Commented Jan 29, 2021 at 12:52

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