On the old style Google Maps there was an option to remove the "labels" overlay so in satellite view you would just see the map.

In the new version of Maps I can't seem to find out how to remove this layer.

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[Updated September 2023]

  1. Click the Layers box on the left bottom corner.
  2. Click More on the far right of the pop-out menu.
  3. Click Satellite.
  4. Uncheck Labels.

Screenshots below for reference:

Step 3 Step 4


Stylized Google Maps

You can use the Google Maps Styled Map Wizard which allows to remove labels and do other sorts of personalizations (Roads, Landmarks, Color Styles, elements coloring and fill, etc):


  • 1
    Really not helpful for Satellite view.
    – NetMage
    May 22, 2020 at 15:53
  • Doesn't appear to be free.
    – NetMage
    Jun 15, 2021 at 20:48

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