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Google is using the Street View feature on its Maps application to send users back in time.

The company announced it has compiled historical imagery in Street View that will allow users to explore an area and see how it has changed over time.

Landmarks featured by Google in a blog post describing the Street View changes include the Freedom Tower in New York City and the 2014 World Cup Stadium in Brazil.

"We've gathered historical imagery from past Street View collections dating back to 2007 to create this digital time capsule of the world," says Vinay Shet, Google's product manager for Street View.

Users can also check out regions during different seasons, exploring a city during summer versus winter, for example.

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