Google has finally added the AR, the Augmented Reality Walking Direction feature to Google Maps. Even Google Live View, launched as a Beta feature, will allow Google Maps users to see directions on the Google Map screen. With AR technology, Google Maps will now guide you through the arrows made on the screen based on smart phone cameras and data. Click here
Users with this feature enabled will be able to see the Start AR button in walking mode. Tapping on it will combine the Live View feature with Street View images from the surrounding environment. Users will then be guided through the arrows. This also means that this feature will only be available in areas where Google has already enabled the Street View feature.
Users using this feature must also have the AR kit installed on their smart phones. This is ARKit for Android users and ARCore for iPhone users.
Another change to Google Maps is introducing hotel and flight reservation features within the Google app itself. These features will be gradually released to consumers all over the world.
This is not the first time that Google has introduced the Live View feature to consumers. Earlier, Google introduced this feature for Level 5 and above Local Guides on Google Maps. This feature has been released for Google Pixel smartphone users. Now this feature is being released for Android and iOS users.
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