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How to install Google Earth’s new update version 7.1.5.1557

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Google update their Google Earth to version 7.1.5.1557 which prevented many users from logging in into their accounts. The cause of this issue was a replacement of an old sign-in process that used OAuth 1.0 to OAuth 2.0. We must not confuse the sign-in process with the license sign-in that is required in Google Earth Pro. This sign-in concerns an integration with your account in order to give you the ability to easily create and share screenshots on Google+ and share them with all of your friends and family members.

The second part of this update fixes issues with the auto-update process on Mac OS X that some users experienced in the past which is definitely nice to see since Google Earth has been without any update for quite a long time.

How to find out Google Earth’s version

If you are having troubles signing in into your account then you need to check which version of Google Earth you have.

If you are on Windows then click on “Help” in Google Earth and select “About Google Earth”.

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If you are on Mac then instead of “Help” look for “Google Earth” in the top left corner of your screen and then select “About Google Earth”.

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If you are using a version older than 7.1.4 or earlier then you need to go to Google Earth’s download page and upgrade to the latest version available.

How to install Google Earth’s new update on Windows

  • Download the latest Google Earth installer from its official web page.

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  • Open the downloaded installer to start the installation process of the latest Google Earth.

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  • Follow the installation instruction and carefully ready everything on the screen. The installation should not take more than a couple of minutes and you should be then greeted with your new Google Earth:

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How to install Google Earth’s new update on Mac OS X

  1. Download the latest Google Earth installer from its official web page.
  2. Open the downloaded installer to start the installation process of the latest Google Earth.
  3. When asked, enter your account password to authorize the installation.
  4. Once the installation is completed, start Google Earth as you would normally.

And that is all. If you have followed these steps, your new Google Earth should look something like this:

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As you can see, the update to the new version of Google Earth takes just a few minutes and if you stick to our instruction then there is absolutely nothing to worry about.