Initially, Google’s map shows a flat map until recently when a quiet release was made, yes I said it quiet. Google’s map now lets its users zoom outinto ia 3d globe view, instead of the usual 2d flat view.
You can manipulate the globe as you’d expect — spin it, zoom in, and zoom back out. Google Earth, watch out — Google Maps is coming for you. Globe mode only works on desktop, but all major browsers are supported.The feature has been tested on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge — they all showed the globe just fine.
The mobile version of Google Maps, both the apps and the website, still show the world as a plane. Google Maps was first released more than 13 years ago — hopefully, it won’t take another 13 before Google Maps mobile gets the 3D globe treatment.