Google Maps’ Live View allows for augmented reality to better help people navigate their world with locations and landmarks.
The first time I saw Google Maps’ Live View option it was early 2021 and I was using the app to navigate San Francisco.
This image (above) appeared and I was curious. I clicked next to then find out that I could hold my phone up and allow the app to capture scenery around me. Like this:
It recognized where I was located. It even came up with landmarks like Alcatraz Island. In the image above you’ll also see it has “This way” to better orient me with where I want to go.
“Thanks to augmented reality (AR), you can see arrows, directions, and distance markers placed right on top of your world so you spend less time figuring out which way you should be headed,” writes Google.
According to Google, the feature will also have more perks like improved location sharing.
If you have it then give it a try and let us know if it works for you!