Google Maps has a built-in AR mode called Live View that helps you get directions and find specific locations by using your phone̵7;s camera and transferring them to the real world. In a recent post on the Google blog, the company announced several new (or improved) features for Live View.
Soon, it will also cover iconic landmarks in 25 cities around the world. For example, it will be able to help you find the Empire State Building in NYC or the Pantheon in Rome. Popular tourist attractions and other important areas in cities make it easier to navigate new areas with Live View.
The Live View feature is also on its way to the mixed navigation interface – that is, what allows you to combine things like walking and public transport into a seamless navigation experience. You will soon be able to use Live View during the past parts of the navigation if you wish.
Live View Location Sharing is also coming soon to iOS and more Android phones. The currently only Pixel feature allows users to share their location with friends and family, who can then use Live View to find the exact location. The update also improves the accuracy of the dropped pins, making it even easier to find exact locations with Live View.
The update will be released for both Android and iOS “in the coming weeks.”