iPhone users can use Live View in Google Maps for better location sharing

Augmented truth in Google Maps brings virtual arrows, pins, and markers proper in entrance of you as you stroll whilst taking a look thru your telephone’s digicam. Google Maps calls it Reside View, it is been round since August 2019, and it is extremely useful if you end up seeking to get orientated or to find an deal with or pinned location. 

Google Maps introduced Thursday that iPhone customers will “quickly” get to revel in an up to date Reside View when location sharing, at the side of all Android customers. Pixel — that is Google’s personal smartphone — customers remaining month began seeing this upgraded Reside View, which options much more useful arrows and route steering to discover a pinned location. 

Now, if you happen to open Reside View within the Maps app when a chum stocks a pin whilst chilling within the park, you can see arrows and instructions telling you precisely the place to stroll. This works absolute best as soon as you are within the neighborhood and feature your telephone held out in entrance of your strolling trail. Simply click on on Reside View and as a substitute of guessing which meadow your pal is picnicking in, you can be directed proper to them.

Here is what that appears like in Brooklyn’s huge Prospect Park:

Use AR for location sharing.

Use AR for location sharing.

Google Maps has additionally up to date its Reside View to label landmarks just like the Eiffel Tower or Empire State Construction and put pinned location markers in a extra correct alignment. (Here is the record of towns the place landmarks will display up: 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.)

You’ll additionally to find Reside View within the “Transit” tab for if you end up strolling to or from a teach station at the maps app. Reside View handiest works on more recent telephones which can be appropriate with AR.

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