In a world full of updates, Google is back with another one that is sure to affect our daily lives. The tech giant has announced an updated iteration of its Live View function within the Google Maps app. The goal was to enhance the augmented reality experience with greater functionality.
The news was announced in a blog post, which included a number of updates for added convenience. Google stated: “Soon, you’ll also be able to see nearby landmarks so you can quickly and easily orient yourself and understand your surroundings.” The company went on to add, “Live View will show you how far away certain landmarks are from you and what direction you need to go to get there. These landmarks can include iconic places, like the Empire State Building in New York and the Pantheon in Rome, and easily recognizable places, like local parks and tourist attractions.”
Both Android and Apple iOS users will both be receiving Live View in Location Sharing “soon.” Google released the feature earlier last month for Pixel users. The features allow you to open up Live View and see how far away a friend is once they’ve shared their location. The map is then seen with overlaid arrows and directions to help you navigate.
The new features are set to roll out in 25 cities across the world soon. This will include Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dubai, Florence, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Kyoto, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, and Vienna.
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