Google continues to work on improving its Maps service. The latest innovation brings the businesses of your city to augmented reality, and now you can see what each of the businesses that you see in front of the camera of your device is about. This is in addition to the Live View feature.which was announced during the May event and will release improvements next week.
In addition, the new Live View features are also rolling out to some fairly large cities. The list is small, but it covers London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo. While it’s available for iOS and Android devices, you’ll be able to use it from next week.
This feature is in addition to Google Maps’ live directions, which let you see from your device’s camera which streets to follow to get to your destination as if it were a video game. What’s new in Live View, however, goes deeper, inviting you to see different ways to interact with the city before your eyes.
How to use the new Live View feature in Google Maps
Once it’s available on your mobile device, it’s the easiest to use. Yes indeed remember rollout will start next weektherefore, you will still not be able to access the functions that we leave to you below.
Also keep in mind that you will need to be in one of the cities mentioned above. These are the only sites that currently support Live View.so if you want to use it in anything else, you’ll have to wait for Google to confirm adding it to Maps in an official statement.
- Open Google Maps on your Android device or iPhone.
- Tap the camera icon in the Google Maps search bar.
- The viewer will open automatically. Now you just need to point the camera at the buildings and places near you. The image will be filled with icons that show what each of the businesses and buildings in the area does.
Other features provided by the company
From Mountain View, they also announced other new features for Google Maps. One of them is related to electric vehicles, and this is what is now You can look for places to quickly charge your carwithout having to cross the whole city to the only station you know.
By simply touching the option Fast loading in search filters in Google Mapsthe app will show you those electric vehicle charging stations with chargers of 50 kW or more.
On the other hand, wheelchair users will also benefit. With available seats function you can quickly see if a destination is wheelchair accessible in Maps. This feature has been on the app since 2020, but is only available in Australia, Japan, the UK, and the US. From now on, everyone can use it.
In the future, Google Maps plans to expand the capabilities of its service. Among them is the one see what food is served in restaurants near you. However, it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit until this offer reaches mobile devices.
Source: Hiper Textual